Mega Millions Top Prize Reaches $127 Million

TRENTON – Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth up to $127 million.

While there were no grand prize winners in the March 2 Mega Millions lottery drawing, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced that two lucky New Jersey Lottery players won the second prize of $250,000. Since one of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, the jackpot was multiplied into $1 million. In addition, two other players each won the $10,000 third tier prize.

That million dollar winning ticket was sold at the Garden Café in Newark. Another lucky second prize ticket worth $250,000 was purchased at the Raceway in Edison .

In addition to the Garden State’s second and third prize winners, 65,760 other New Jersey players took home $251,531 in prizes ranging from $2 to $150, according to Hedinger.

The winning numbers for the Friday, March 2 drawing were: 16, 29, 48, 52, and 54 and the Gold Mega Ball number was 05. The Megaplier number was 02.

Tonight’s drawing will be held at 11 p.m. and shown on the New Jersey Lottery’s website,

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 42 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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