Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mega Millions won in New Jersey, Virginia

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A Mega Millions jackpot advertised at $190 million has been won by two tickets, one sold in New Jersey, the other in Virginia.

They matched all the numbers drawn Friday night: 11, 15, 35, 43 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 41.

The winning Jersey ticket was purchased at a Kwik Farms store in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County, according to reports citing state lottery officials.

The Virginia ticket was bought in Farmville -- yes, just like the Facebook game -- a town about an hour west of Richmond.

Winners usually take the cash payout, which in this case would be $70 million each. Before taxes, of course.

See "1 ticket wins $590.5 million in Powerball."

Seventeen tickets missed only the Mega Ball. The two sold in Pennsylvania are worth $250,000 each, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery's website. Jersey sold three, worth at least $250,000. The prize jumps to $1 million if the player also bought the Megaplier prize-boosting option. New York and Michigan also sold three each, while Maryland, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Texas and Washington each sold one.

The Mega Millions jackpot reboots to $12 million for Tuesday's drawing.

New Jersey already hit two major jackpots this year. In March, Pedro Quezada of Passiac won a Powerball jackpot with a $338 million annuity. In January, Angel Guallpa-Mayancela of Orange won a Mega Millions jackpot advertised as worth $89 million.

Virginia also hit a $217.2 million Powerball jackpot in February.

For more, see the Mega Millions website.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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