Winning $1.1B Mega Millions ticket sold in New Jersey

The wait is over! A lottery player in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, winning the more than $1.1 billion jackpot. 

Mega Millions announced the winning numbers Tuesday night and they are:

7, 11, 22, 29 and 38. The Mega Ball number is 4. The Megaplier is 2x.

By 10 p.m. PT, Mega Millions had announced the jackpot had been won in New Jersey. Before Tuesday, Mega Millions had gone 30 straight drawings without a jackpot winner. The prize is the fifth-highest in Mega Millions history and the eighth largest in U.S. lottery history.

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But California had a winner Tuesday night too. One ticket worth $1 million was sold at D & K Liquor in Van Nuys. That lucky winner matched five numbers, but not the Mega Ball. 

A drawing for the $865 million Powerball prize happens Wednesday night. A sole winner in that contest would get paid through an annuity, with an initial payment followed by 29 annual payments.

California lottery players do have luck on their side when it comes to big jackpots, historically. All four of the largest Powerball jackpots ever were won in California, including the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history — a $2.04 jackpot won in November 2022 by Edwin Castro. When it comes to Mega Millions, Californians haven't been quite as lucky, with only two wins in the game's top 10 prizes ever.

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Mega Millions is played in 45 states, including Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball is also played in those states, and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.