It was a Good Friday for Someone in New Jersey
(KROC AM News) - March has been a good month for those who play the Mega Millions lottery game. A ticket sold in New Jersey matched all the numbers in the game’s Friday night drawing to win the $521-million jackpot, the fourth largest in Mega Millions history. It also happened on the same date the largest ever Mega Millions jackpot was won ($656-million, March 30, 2012). The multi-state lottery says March has been a popular month for the Mega Millions game. Friday night’s jackpot was the eighteenth to be claimed during the month in the game’s nearly 16-year history.
Also Friday night, two tickets, sold in Ohio and Texas matched the five white balls to win $1 million each.
The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won on January 5 at $451 million by a 20-year-old Florida man.