Mega Millions $31 million winning ticket sold in Massachusetts; NJ ticket wins $4M

One ticket sold in Massachusetts matched all six balls in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing to win the estimated $31 million jackpot, according to the Mega Millions website.

The tickets was sold at the Gibbs gas station on Winn Street in Woburn.

It is the second time already this year that a Massachusetts lottery player has won the Mega Millions and the fourth time a jackpot was won in January. A player in Belchertown won a $33 million jackpot on Jan. 24.

There had never been four jackpots won in the same month in the history of the Mega Millions.

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The winner could also chose the $16.5 million cash option.

Here are the winning numbers drawn on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023: 7 - 9 - 18 - 29 - 39 and Megaball 13. The Megaplier was 4x.

In addition to the jackpot winner, a ticket sold in New Jersey matched all five white balls and had the Megaplier to win $4 million. That ticket was sold at the One Stop Shoppe on Whitehorse Pike in Atco, N.J. A third-tier prize (four white balls and a gold Megaball) of $10,000 was won at Metro Liquors in North Arlington.

The jackpot will now reset to $20 million for Friday night's drawing.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $653 million for Wednesday's drawing with a cash option of $350.5 million, according to the Powerball website. It will be the 13th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

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

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.

Prizes vary from $2 for the matching the Mega Ball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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Where can I play Mega Millions?

You can play the game in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The states not offering Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

Many grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow Mega Millions tickets to be purchased online, but beware of scam websites. Check with your state lottery for more details.

What is deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets?

In New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, tickets must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. on the Tuesday and Friday to be included in that night's drawing.

However, some states have different deadlines and can be more than an hour before the drawing. Check with your local lottery so you don't miss out.

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What are my odds of winning?

Playing the Mega Millions can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1.

The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

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What does cash option mean?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year.

The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can a jackpot winner remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case, but now winners are able to stay anonymous under a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

What was biggest Mega Millions jackpot?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  2. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  3. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Illinois

  4. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  5. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  6. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  7. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  8. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

  9. $533 million: March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey

  10. $522 million: June 7, 2019: Won in California

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here's a look at the top jackpots were won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: California

  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  4. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois

  6. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  7. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  8. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  9. $730 million,, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  10. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  11. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  12. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  13. $653 million, Jan. 31, 2023:

  14. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  15. $632.6 million, Powerball, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winner in California, Wisconsin

  16. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida

  17. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winner in Arizona, Missouri

  18. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015: Three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

  19. $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  20. $536 million, Mega Millions July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

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