Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $521 million sells in New Jersey

Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $521 million sells in New Jersey

The $521 million Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs in Friday's lottery drawing. Mega Millions hasn't identified where in New Jersey the winning ticket was sold.

A single player bagged the $521 million Mega Million jackpot in Friday night's drawing, one of the largest in the game's history. The prize is the fourth largest in the history of the game.

One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in OH and Texas.

"Hearty congratulations to New Jersey for their big Mega Millions win (Friday night)", said Gordon Medenica, the head of Mega Millions and the Maryland state lottery. No one had matched all six numbers since January. The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were: 7 - 25 - 43 - 56 - 59, Mega Ball: 13. For Powerball, it's one in roughly 292 million.

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It's the nation's 10th-largest lottery jackpot.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Three tickets - from California, Florida and Tennessee - shared that prize. It typically takes Mega Millions about two hours to process all the tickets and announce if someone won.

The lump sum for the Mega Millions is estimated at $301 million.

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