$522M Mega Millions ticket sold in Calif; 2 NJ tickets worth $1M

(AP/WTXF) - The California Lottery says one lucky person won the Mega Millions lottery.

The state lottery's verified Twitter feed says the winning ticket -- worth more than $500 million -- was sold at Ernie's Liquors in San Jose, California. The name of the winner wasn't immediately known.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game and one of two big jackpot games in the United States. Its website says the San Jose ticket is the sole winning ticket. The jackpot was up to a whopping $522 million.

The winning numbers were 1, 2, 4, 19, 29 and 20.

Six winning tickets were also sold worth $1 million, two of which were sold in New Jersey. The others were sold in Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota.

The $1 million winning tickets from New Jersey were sold at the Winslow Citgo located on Route 73 in Camden County and the US Gas on Blairstown Road in Warren County.

Eleven other New Jersey Lottery ticket-holders each won a $10,000 third prize for matching four out of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $30,000.

The biggest-ever Mega Millions jackpot -- $656 million -- was won in March 2012. It was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

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