Mega Millions lottery drawing went without a jackpot winning Tuesday night, but a lucky ticket sold in New Jersey is worth $ 1 million.
New Jersey Lottery officials will reveal the dealer who sold the $ 1 million ticket later on Tuesday. It matched five numbers, but not Mega Ball.
It was the only other ticket that was bought nationally. No one beat the famous $ 229 million jackpot.
Monday's winning numbers were: 24, 37, 41, 61 and 70 . Mega Ball was 20 with a Megaplier on 3X .
Friday's jackpot is set to be worth $ 252 million with a cash alternative of $ 1
No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since March 12, when Hira Singh of Shawnee, Kansas won the $ 50 million top prize with a ticket he bought at QuikTrip in Kansas City, Missouri. Since then, 14 two-week drawings have been held without a jackpot winner.
A Mega Millions ticket costs $ 2. The odds for a ticket that matches five numbers and the Mega Ball is 302,575,350 to 1. There is a 1 in 12,607,306 shots to win the second prize of at least $ 1 million at to match five numbers.
The Mega Millions are played in 44 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
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