New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $415 million

New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $415 million

The Mega Millions ticket was one of two winning the third-tier prize in the December 28 drawing. Last Friday's winning numbers were 9, 10, 25, 37 and 38 and the gold Mega Ball was 21.

January's massive prize comes on the heels of this year's lottery fever, with a $1.537 billion prize, the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, drawn in October.

The Mega Millions jackpot for the New Year's Day drawing will be worth an estimated $425 million.

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This past year also saw numerous other largest jackpots in Mega Millions history. It says the jackpot has been won once on January 1st back in 2008. That winner's identity is still a mystery, and whoever got the winning ticket has until April to claim the prize. Regular tickets cost $2.

Lottery players across New Jersey are rushing to retailer locations to make their purchase of a ticket that could lead to "good fortune" in the new year.

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