Riverdale NJ Lukoil station where the winning Mega Millions ticket was sold.

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Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold At New Jersey Gas Station

March 31, 2018 - 4:32 pm

RIVERDALE, N.J. (1010WINS/AP) -- A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.

Mega Millions says one winning ticket was sold in Friday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1. 1010 WINS reports, the winning ticket was sold at a Lukoil in Riverdale, New Jersey.

It's the nation's 10th-largest lottery jackpot. No one has matched all six numbers drawn since January.

Nash is the man behind the counter at the Route 23, Lukoil minimart where the winning ticket was sold, and he said it's always been a lucky store. They've had lots of winners, but none as big this.

Some people like Will, didn't realize the winner bought the ticket at their local Lukoil.

"I'm gonna go find out," he said.

Some local residents also struck it big in Take 5.

The New York Lottery announced that there were multiple winning Take 5 tickets sold for the March 30 drawing. A Flushing grocery store sold two prize winning tickets worth $50,719. A winning ticket worth $25,359.50 was also sold in Brooklyn.

The $521 million figure refers to 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.