The single winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521million was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, New Jersey.
One winning ticket was sold in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, officials said.
The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1.
‘I woke up to that news and it’s great,’ Ameer Karass, the station owner, said. ‘I’m really happy for the winners.’
A single winning Mega Millions ticket for a jackpot worth an estimated $521million was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, New Jersey
Karass, who has owned the station for five years, said a lot of people have been calling and stopping by to congratulate station personnel since the news was announced.
‘It’s a celebration,’ he said. ‘It’s Christmas coming on Easter.’
Station manager Nash Riad said no one has come forward to say they bought the ticket, and he has no idea who the winner is.
‘The last couple of days we sold a lot of tickets, so I don’t know if it’s a guy, a woman, or who it is,’ he said. ‘We sell tickets all the time, all day.’
A lottery retailer sells Powerball and Mega Millions tickets to a customer in New York City, New York on January 5
This prize marks the nation’s 10th-largest lottery jackpot. No one had matched all six numbers since January.
The $521 million is the annuity option, in which payments are made over 29 years. The cash option would pay $317 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Riverdale, which is home to the station where the winning ticket was bought, is located in Morris County.
Riverdale is in northeastern New Jersey, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside of New York City.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states plus Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands