Single Mega Millions ticket sold in New Jersey wins $521 million jackpot

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A Mega Millions news release said Saturday the single-winning-ticket will receive an estimated prize of $521 million or $317 million in cash.

The New Jersey Lottery on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, Morris County.

The amount is the fourth largest in the game's history.

One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in OH and Texas. The person who purchased the ticket has not been identified at this time.

Mega Millions has reported the $521 million jackpot is the 10 largest jackpot in lottery game history.

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Friday's jackpot had been growing since it was last won on January 5, 2018 at $451 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Earlier this month, a Powerball player in Pennsylvania won a grand prize of $456.7 million. The largest lottery jackpot in the USA was $1.6 billion, according to CBS News.

The victor has the choice between a $521 million annuity or a lump sum of $317 million, NJ.com reported.

Local business owners, that sell lottery tickets, say they've seen more traffic coming through their stores than usual due to the large jackpot.

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