Two winning $1 million lottery tickets sold in NJ this weekend
Two Garden State lottery players made some easy money this weekend.
A Mega Millions ticket sold on Friday contained five of the numbers drawn, making the ticket worth $1 million.
On Saturday, another New Jersey player bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Nobody from across the country hit the jackpots.
The two locations that sold the tickets were Garden State News, a convenience store in Old Tappan, Bergen County, and Secaucus News Inc., a convenience store in Hudson County.
"I'm so happy somebody won in my store, but I still don't know who won yet," said Tanveer Ahmed, a Garden State News store worker. "I hope the person spends the money right away to make more money back."
Ahmed, who has regular customers that buy lottery tickets, said the store sold a winning Cash 5 lottery ticket about five or six years ago.
This Friday's winning Mega Millions numbers were 20, 23, 30, 44 and 59, plus the Mega Ball 9, which the NJ winner did not have. The numbers also produced Match 5 winning tickets in California and Rhode Island. Since no players produced the six winning numbers, the next Mega Millions jackpot will rise from $310 million to $333 million— the seventh largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
The Powerball numbers, announced the following night, were 2, 23, 41, 53 and 63 with the Powerball being 11. Another player in Missouri also won the $1 million Match 5 prize, but with no jackpot winner, the pool will rise to $184 million for the next drawing.
"Congratulations to the fortunate lottery players whose tickets were big prize winners," said Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger. "These lucky players now join the growing ranks of New Jersey Powerball winners."
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