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Winning ticket for Mega Millions jackpot sold in New Jersey

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Mar 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-01 01:55:48-04

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.

Mega Millions says one winning ticket for Friday night's drawing was sold in Riverdale, about 30 miles northwest of midtown Manhattan.. The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1. 

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

The $521 million figure refers to the annuity option, in which payments are made over 29 years. The cash option would pay $317 million.

The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 302,575,350.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.