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Mega Millions ticket bought in Gloucester County worth $1M

The $1 million Mega Millions ticket bought in New Jersey for Friday’s lottery drawing was purchased at a convenience store in Gloucester County.

The second-prize ticket, which matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball, was sold at One Stop Shoppe on Parksville Station Road in Mantua, New Jersey Lottery officials said Monday.

In addition, there was a $10,000 third-prize ticket purchased at ShopRite on Route 9 South in Howell. It matched four numbers plus the Mega Ball.

The $502 million ticket will be split between two ticket holders — one in Florida and one in California. It’s the 22nd largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

Friday’s winning numbers were: 9, 22, 26, 41, and 44. The Mega Ball drawn was 19 with a Megaplier of 2X.

Another $1 million ticket was bought in North Carolina while a $2 million ticket was sold in Texas because the winner spent an extra $1 on the Megaplier option.

The jackpot had a cash option of $252 million.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot resets to $20 million with a cash option of $10 million.

No one had hit a Mega Millions jackpot since someone who bought a ticket in Illinois won the $1.337 top prize on July 29. That jackpot is the second largest Mega jackpot and the third biggest in U.S. lottery history.

The odds of a $2 ticket matching all the winning numbers are 302,575,350 to 1. Players have a 1 in 12,607,306 chance of a ticket matching five numbers but not the Mega Ball and winning at least $1 million.

Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday in 45 states, along with Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Monday’s Powerball jackpot is valued at $480 million with a cash option of $242.2 million.

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Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com.

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