Central NJ ShopRite sold $1M Mega Millions ticket
BRANCHBURG — A ShopRite customer is about to get $1 million richer.
(Well, not accounting for taxes).
A Mega Millions lottery ticket sold at ShopRite No. #470 on Route 22 in Branchburg is worth $1 million, after matching the five white balls — 11, 50, 51, 70 and 75. The Mega Ball — which neither the New Jersey winner nor another in Oregon matched — was 15.
Neither winner spent the $1 extra for a Mega Play option that would have taken the tickets' value to $4 million/
Another, third-tier prizewinning ticket — matching four white balls and the Gold Mega Ball — and valued at $5,000 was sold at the Route 130 Deli in North Brunswick.
Lottery officials estimate a jackpot of $218 Million for Friday's drawing
The Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $218 million and a cash option of $142 million for Friday's drawing.