Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $86 Million

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STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth up to $86 million, with a $58 million cash option.

There were no top prize winners in Friday’s drawing, but three $10,000 third prize-winning tickets were sold in New Jersey.

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In addition to the Garden State ‘s third prize winners, 45,929 other New Jersey players took home $186,432 in prizes ranging from $2 to $150, according to New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director Carole Hedinger.

The winning numbers for the Friday, Aug. 13 drawing were: 06, 17, 24, 43, and 55 and the Gold Mega Ball number was 36.

This jackpot has been growing since July 16, when Mega Millions had its most recent jackpot winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.

Mega Millions is currently played in 39 states. Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time and are televised locally on NJN.


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