One ticket holder wins $124m playing Mega Millions

26th July 2020 12:23pm

The $124 million Mega Millions jackpot was won by one lucky ticket holder from New Jersey on Friday.

While details of the winner have not been released we do know the player purchased the ticket in-store from Brenda's Inc. on Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne.

The winning numbers were 8, 33, 39, 54, and 58, with Mega Ball number 17.  The Megaplier was 3.

All Mega Millions jackpot winners have one year to claim and decide whether to take the annuity option or the cash option.

Friday's lucky winner will receive an estimated prize of $124,000,000 over 30 instalments or if they opt to take the cash option they will bank around $100,800,000 after taxes.

"Congratulations to the winner of this multi-million-dollar jackpot!" Executive Director James A. Carey, Jr. announced in a New Jersey Lottery press release. "We encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket, make a copy of both sides and put it in a safe place, and contact Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5875 to arrange to file a claim for this 'MEGA' jackpot prize."

"In February it was the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot, in April the $190 million Powerball jackpot, earlier in July it was the Cash4Life $1,000 dollars a day for life jackpot, and now our second Mega Millions jackpot. We can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us."

The next Mega Millions draw takes place on Tuesday, July 28th with a new jackpot of $20 million to play for.

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