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Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in New Jersey

Winner could get $521 million paid over 29 years or $317 up front.

Posted: Mar. 31, 2018 10:31 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (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.

The New Jersey Lottery said Saturday on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold at a Riverdale, Morris County, Lukoil station. Riverdale is in northeastern New Jersey, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside of New York City.

"I woke up to that news and it's great," owner Ameer Karass said. "I'm really happy for the winners."

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. It's Christmas coming in Easter," he said.

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."

It's 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.

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