Congratulations to Darryl and Judith Smith, the latest New Jersey Mega Millions lottery jackpot winners. The Smiths of Mays Landing, New Jersey, claimed the massive $30 million jackpot at New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Trenton, according to NJ.com on Thursday, July 25.
Darryl and Judith Smith’s lucky Mega Millions winning numbers were 2, 20, 26, 44 and 46, with a gold Mega Ball number of 26. They purchased their Mega Millions winning ticket at Vineland Truck Stop on the Harding Highway in Buena, New Jersey, way back in May, but just got around to claiming it now.
“We are thankful for the blessing and the opportunities that it opens up for us. We would greatly appreciate that our privacy be respected,” asked Judith Smith after claiming their huge windfall.
Why did they wait so long to cash in their prize winnings? Perhaps they were getting all their ducks in a row with legal and financial advice. After all, $30 million is a LOT of money! Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers: New Jersey Mega Millions winner hits $30M jackpot for more details.
New Jersey Lottery Director Carole Hedinger said this is the fourth major jackpot won this year so far in the state. NJ.com reported the winning streak was kicked off on January 25th with the $89 million Mega Millions win by Angel Guallpa-Mayancela from Orange, followed by the March 23rd, $338.3 million Powerball win by Pedro Quezada from Passaic, then the $190 million May 17th Mega Millions win by Giuseppe “Joe” Garofalo of Tinton Falls and now the May 31st Mega Millions jackpot win by the Smiths.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for July 23, 2013, were 25, 32, 35, 50, 51, the Mega Ball number was 46, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no one jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers: California lottery winner hits massive prize for more information.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for July 26, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Friday’s estimated jackpot is now $19 annuity, or $13 cash-value before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 p.m. EDT at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sources: MegaMillions.com; New Jersey Lottery; NJ.com
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