Mega Millions has a $1.13 billion winner


The Garden State just got a little greener: Someone won the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday, and the ticket was sold in New Jersey’s Monmouth County, officials said.

While the winner of the jackpot that has been growing since early December has not come forward, the New Jersey Lottery on Wednesday announced ShopRite Liquor in Neptune Township sold the ticket.

The winning numbers were 7, 11, 22, 29, 38 and the gold Mega Ball 4.

State lottery officials have scheduled a news conference for noon Wednesday at the retailer’s location on Route 66. ShopRite will receive a $30,000 bonus check, they said.

Just because the ticket was sold in New Jersey doesn’t mean the winner lives there.

And lottery winners can choose to remain anonymous, according to the game’s website.

The last time someone won the jackpot was Dec. 8, and when there is no winner the jackpot rolls over. Going into the drawing, the estimated jackpot was $1.13 billion, game officials said in a statement.

The jackpot has now reset to its default $20 million.

The lottery game is played in 45 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 





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