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“Mega Millions Jackpot Struck! Fortune for New Jersey Participant Bags $1.13 Billion Lottery Prize!”

We have the Lottery winner!

A participant from New Jersey successfully matched all six digits in the Mega Millions draw on Tuesday night, securing the $1.13 billion jackpot. This marks the inaugural win of the jackpot this year, which had been incrementally increasing over 31 draws since December 2023.

The official jackpot amount will be finalized once the sales from all participating jurisdictions are accounted for. The recently won $1.13 billion prize ranks as the fifth-largest in the history of Mega Millions. It offered a cash option of $537.5 million.

Following this victory, the jackpot has been reset to $20 million, with a cash option of $9.5 million.

In the drawing held on March 26, a fortunate player from New Jersey matched the five white balls and the gold Mega Ball, winning the $1.13 billion jackpot.

The cash value of the jackpot was $537.5 million, and it had been accumulating over the past 31 draws since two tickets from California split the $394 million prize in December 2023.

The identity of the player from New Jersey remains undisclosed. This marks the first instance of a player from the Garden State winning the Mega Millions jackpot in nearly four years, according to the lottery, with the previous occurrence in July 2020.

Gretchen Corbin, the President and CEO of Georgia Lottery and the lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, congratulated the New Jersey Lottery for selling the jackpot-winning ticket in Tuesday’s $1.13 billion Mega Millions draw in a statement. She expressed joy over the new jackpot winner and celebrated all the prizes won and funds raised for good causes during this thrilling jackpot run.

The winning numbers from the Tuesday draw were 7, 11, 22, 29, and 38. The Mega Ball was 4, and the Megaplier was 2X.

Apart from the jackpot victory in New Jersey, there was also a $2 million Match 5 + Megaplier winner in New York, who bought the ticket using the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, Jackpocket. There were also $1 million Match 5 winners in several states.

Mega Millions draws take place in Atlanta every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. EDT.

The subsequent draw will be held on Friday.

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