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Winning Mega Millions ticket, worth $521M, sold in New Jersey

By Sam Howard
Winning Mega Millions ticket, worth $521M, sold in New Jersey
The winning Mega Millions ticket for Friday's drawing was sold in New Jersey. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

March 31 (UPI) -- The winner of a $521 million Meg Millions jackpot bought the lucky ticket in New Jersey, the lottery game announced Saturday.

The prize, which comes out to roughly $317 million in cash, is the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, according to a Mega Millions news release. Mega Millions hasn't identified where in New Jersey the winning ticket was sold.

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Friday's drawing ends a jackpot run that began Jan. 5. Players bought $17.6 million tickets during that time.

In the next drawing, on Tuesday, the jackpot will reset to $40 million, or $24 million in cash.

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