There were two third-tier prize winning tickets sold for the Tuesday, Dec. 31, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize, according to New Jersey Lottery acting executive director James Carey.
Those tickets were sold at the following locations:
- Stirling World of Liquor, located at 1168 Valley Road, in Stirling (Morris County).
- SRK Convenience Store, located at 1608 Irving Street, in Rahway (Union County).
The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Dec. 31, drawing were: 30, 44, 49, 53 and 56. The Gold Mega Ball was 11, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03.
In addition, 9 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 28,807 other New Jersey players took home $117,818 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600, Carey said.
The next drawing will be held Friday, Jan. 3 at 11:00 p.m. 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 nonjackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.