TRENTON – Lottery players will have the option to increase their potential payout if they add the new Megaplier option when they purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets.
Beginning this week, players can spend an extra dollar to add the Megaplier option – if they win any prizes other than the jackpot or second-tier prize, the Megaplier will increase the payout by two, three or four times. Players who purchase the Megaplier option and match all five numbers without matching the Mega Ball will win $1 million regardless of the Megaplier number that is randomly chosen.
The Jan. 18 drawing was the first to include the Megaplier feature. The winning numbers were 04, 27, 29, 38 and 45. The Mega Ball number was 5 and the Megaplier number was 4.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be on Friday, Jan. 21 and the jackpot is currently worth $51 million.
Drawings are televised on NJN, the New Jersey Network, at 11 p.m.
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