Five NJ lottery players won thousands playing Mega Millions

Five Mega Millions tickets sold in New Jersey last week won prizes ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, the New Jersey Lottery announced Monday.

Here's a look at last week's big winners playing the Mega Millions lottery:

  • $40,000, Dec. 1: Jackpocket, online lottery app

  • $30,000, Nov. 28: Rocklin's on Cedar Lane in Teaneck (Bergen County)

  • $10,000, Nov. 28: A & S Discount Liquors on North Wood Avenue in Linden (Union County)

  • $10,000, Dec. 1: Jackpocket, online lottery app

  • $10,000, Dec. 1: Nenu's Convenience Store on Route 9 North in Little Egg Harbor (Ocean County)

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot was an estimated $377 million with a cash option of $175.4 million for Tuesday night's drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

The jackpot was last won on Oct. 6 when a lottery player in Texas won a $360 million jackpot.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot).

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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