There is still an incredible $1 million Mega Millions prize waiting to be claimed.
If you’re a gambler, make sure to double-check your numbers as a winning lottery ticket was sold prior to the November 21 draw.
The winning ticket was sold at the Caba Grocery store in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, which is approximately 20 miles away from Newark.
The Mega Millions draw revealed the following winning numbers: 17, 22, 25, 30, and 38. The Megaball, which completed the winning combination, was number 24, according to the official Mega Millions website.
No player has yet come forward to claim the sum, even though one ticket holder matched five numbers.
The U.S. Sun reached out to the New Jersey Lottery for a comment.
The most recent Mega Millions draw on December 1 did not produce a winner, resulting in the jackpot rolling over to an estimated $355 million.
However, there were three lucky winners from Massachusetts, New York, and Texas who managed to match five numbers.
Playing the Mega Millions is an affordable and exciting opportunity, with a mere $2 required to participate. The prizes up for grabs span from $2 all the way to the life-changing jackpot amount.
Players must defy the odds of one in 12.6 million to win a $1 million sum.
Winning the jackpot in the Mega Millions is no easy feat, with the odds standing at a staggering one in 302.6 million. Surprisingly, it is even more challenging to hit the jackpot in the Mega Millions compared to the Powerball lottery.
Winners of the jackpot have the choice between receiving their prize in installments or as a lump sum.
If the winner chooses the annuity option, they will receive a single check initially, followed by 29 annual payments.
The amount of each payment increases by five percent compared to the previous one.
However, individuals who choose to receive the entire sum at once will have to contend with federal taxes as well as potential state taxes that will reduce their overall winnings.
Lottery winnings are taxed at the federal level at a rate of 24 percent, although the specific state tax rates vary across the United States.
In states like Florida, California, and Texas, there are no state taxes imposed on lottery winnings. However, in New Jersey, the rate of taxation on lottery prizes stands at eight percent.