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Mega Millions ticket worth $10K sold in Somerset County

NEW JERSEY – There were two third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Tuesday, May 17, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the gold ball winning $10,000. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $40,000.

Those tickets were purchased at the following locations:

  • Passaic County ($40,000): Jackpocket, located at 355 Warwick Turnpike, in Hewitt.
  • Somerset County ($10,000): E & M Deli, located at 1 West Somerset Street, in Raritan.

The winning numbers for the Tuesday, May 17, drawing were: 07, 21, 24, 41, and 65. The Gold Mega Ball was 24, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04.

In addition to the third-tier prizes won, 18 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000. Moreover, 21,918 other New Jersey players took home $110,728 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800.

The jackpot rolls to $131 million for the next drawing to be held on Friday, May 20, 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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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