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One NJ lottery ticket wins $124 million Mega Millions jackpot

Jul 26, 2020, 7:42 am

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Jackpot resets to $20 million for Tuesday draw

By Kate Northrop

BAYONNE, N.J. — One lucky player from New Jersey will claim a $124 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot after holding the lone winning ticket that matched all five numbers in the Friday, July 24, 2020 drawing.

Yesterday, the New Jersey Lottery announced that the sole person to win the Mega Millions draw last night purchased the ticket 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.

Should the winner choose to take the annuity option, they will receive an estimated prize of $124,000,000 over 30 installments. Taking the cash option — $100,800,000 — isn't too shabby either.

"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."

2020 is the year for New Jersey lottery players, as well as the New Jersey Lottery as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. In just this year alone, this win marks the fourth multi-state prize awarded to a New Jersey resident.

"Our 50th Anniversary year has found us on a success streak," Carey said in the release. "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."

In addition to the jackpot, 23,995 New Jersey players claimed a cumulative $103,222 in prizes valued anywhere from $2 to $600.

The retailer who sold the winning ticket will receive a $30,000 commission. The New Jersey Lottery is planning a press event to be held Monday at which they will present the check to the store.

Now that the Mega Millions lottery has been won, the jackpot will reset to $20 million for next Tuesday's draw, July 28 at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Drawings take place Tuesdays and Fridays.

The last Mega Millions jackpot worth $414 million was claimed by a couple from Glendale, Arizona on June 18.

The lucky winner has one year from the date of the drawing, July 24, 2020, to claim the prize.

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Posted: July 26, 2020, 7:49 am - IP Logged

Party Congrats to the Winner! Party

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    Simpsonville
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    Posted: July 26, 2020, 8:08 am - IP Logged

    Congratulations to the winner from Bayonne, NJ. 

     

      Brings back memories, that's where my truck that I had in Deutschland came back to me while stationed @ Ft. Monmouth, NJ.   She came from Japan to VA, then to MD, Deutschland, NJ and then to KY.   It had a four banger Nap Z engine I think it was called, two spark plugs/cylinder.   I'd only push her to 190km/hr on der Autobahn though.

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      Posted: July 26, 2020, 11:36 am - IP Logged

      Congratulations to the winner or winners if there is a pool of winners. 

        Will serious players consider moving to New Jersey. LOL 

       I think that this winner/s should take one year to claim. 

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        Posted: July 26, 2020, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

        The draw in which I am confident I will win one of two things always happens

        1/ 2nd prize is won in NY (But not me)

        2/ Jackpot is won 

        And I don’t play every draw

        So I said to my people, slow the testing down pleeeease 🤪🤪🤪

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          Posted: July 26, 2020, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not surprised. We, in Cali, always would say how our home state, CALIFORNIA, New Jersey NYC always seemingly

          Yes Nodwin the most lottery(big games) that is, for a long time. I see that is true, again. Great job. Congrats!

           

          NC over here, we had some too but not more than my home state of Cali,or NJ. Just wish like 10 to 20 people won to split it, all be millionaire's, during pandemic,

          or even without pandemic...This is why dad still say, No NoCASSIE it's a rigged game do not play it lol however, i am happy to see other "person" or person(s) win. great to hear." Good luck,with your lottery games this week,end of july,

          everyone."

          Won over 13G's!( Spring 2020 ) + total (2019) 22,000! Time 2 break the bank, baby! $ $ $ Banana

          0068 0806 0860 1027 7707 1608 0620 0862 6800 8602 8620 1211 1215 1216 1236 1623 3193 3533 3009 3159 

          1031 2143 1061 1038 1263 1350 1358 1448 1530 1569 1570 1589 3412  1112 1411 1711 1216 2446 3422 3522 5593 4773

          0764 1061 1476 4374 4761 4762 4764  5925 6023 7077 7411 7460 7664 7678 8150 8779 9512 8999

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            Posted: July 26, 2020, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

            How exciting!

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              Posted: July 26, 2020, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the winner or winners if there is a pool of winners. 

                Will serious players consider moving to New Jersey. LOL 

               I think that this winner/s should take one year to claim. 

              Not worth waiting.. risking loosing/destructoon ticket. Nj is anonymous anyway.. claim as early when u line the ducks.. just stay low key for year

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                Posted: July 26, 2020, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                Just pleased it wasn't Hawaii or Nevada.

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                  Posted: July 26, 2020, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                  HOPING IT'S A SINGLE WINNER!

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                    Posted: July 26, 2020, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Not worth waiting.. risking loosing/destructoon ticket. Nj is anonymous anyway.. claim as early when u line the ducks.. just stay low key for year

                    I Agree! This jackpot could earn the winner/s some more money. 

                     Did you mean destruction?  Thanks for the reminder that NJ is anonymous as well.

                     "We are all in this together!" 

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                      Posted: July 27, 2020, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to the winner or winners!!!Remember that now you can claim your price anonymous , please take advance of the new law and get advise from the best. 

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                        I Agree! This jackpot could earn the winner/s some more money. 

                         Did you mean destruction?  Thanks for the reminder that NJ is anonymous as well.

                        Yes. It was typo. ThanksSmile

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                          Posted: July 27, 2020, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                          NJ, again huh. Beware of the Lottery scamming the gullible players. 

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                            NJ, again huh. Beware of the Lottery scamming the gullible players. 

                            As Ancient Romans would say, "Who guards the guard?" 

                              Lessons must be remembered from the Iowa debacle. Eddie Tipton almost got away with his crimes.  The Former Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich has said, "If Iowa had been an anonymous State then Eddie Tipton would still be free and stealing".

                             New Jersey's record must be looked at in totality with the other States who lead the record of most wins.

                             Is it too good to be true? 

                             "We are all in this together!"