TRENTON (Dec. 30, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $55 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, Dec. 27, drawing, six players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $2,000. Moreover, 17,586 other New Jersey players took home $79,974 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Friday, Dec. 27, drawing were: 17, 34, 40, 63, and 64. The Gold Mega Ball was 24, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04.
The next drawing will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate in the drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost just two dollars; by adding the Megaplier option for an extra dollar per play, players can increase their non- jackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.