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Over 1 Million New Jersey Winners of Prizes from $2 to $1,000,000 Since Roll Began

TRENTON (July 25, 2022) – With the Mega Millions jackpot rolling to $810 million annuity for tomorrow’s drawing, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey said, “Anything can happen in Jersey but you’ve got to be in it to win it. However, it only takes one ticket to get in a game,” advised Carey. “The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $810, the 3rd largest in Mega Millions history. Players are excited about the chance to win such a life-changing amount of money, so we’re certain that today and tomorrow will be busy days for our retailers.”

This giant jackpot, which started rolling on April 19, 2022, has already been having a significant impact on the State of New Jersey and its economy. There have been over $55.4 million in sales in New Jersey alone through the afternoon of Monday, July 25, generating an estimated $22.7 million to benefit the state.

Likewise, our retailers—everything from small Mom & Pop businesses to large corporate chain stores—have shared in well over $2.7 million in commissions since this roll began, money that can be used to grow their business or be put back in the local economy. This is all part of the ripple effect that the game has had in this state already.

In addition, the significance of this extremely high jackpot includes:

  • New Jersey’s percentage of sales for this jackpot roll – 4.9%
  • New Jersey’s Second Prize $1,000,000 winners for this jackpot roll – 2 (one ticket had 3X multiplier making it worth $3 million)
  • New Jersey’s Third Prize $10,000 winners for this jackpot roll – 27
  • Total Amount of Prizes Won by New Jerseyans – $9.47 million

“Remember, get your tickets early and avoid what are sure to be some long lines later,” said Executive Director Carey, “Dream big, but remember to play responsibly..”

The Lottery promotes responsible play through its cooperation with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ and by promoting the Council’s helpline phone number, 1-800-GAMBLER, on all Lottery marketing and advertising materials.