Published: March 26, 2024

Spring Allergies or Lottery Fever? Mega Millions, Powerball, and Pick-6 Jackpots All Charting at Record Levels

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Spring Allergies or Lottery Fever?

Mega Millions, Powerball, and Pick-6 Jackpots All Charting at Record Levels

TRENTON (March 26, 2024) – It’s official, Lottery Fever has hit New Jerseyans and lottery players nationwide.
These games have massive jackpots and drawings throughout the week. NJ Lottery is wishing all of its players
the best of luck – we’re hoping to award some life-changing prizes this week.

Mega Millions
Tonight is the $1.1 billion Mega Millions drawing, which is the 5th highest jackpot ever offered in this game. The
Mega Millions jackpot has not yet been hit in 2024. If a New Jersey Lottery player finds the lucky jackpot-winning
ticket, it will be the highest jackpot ever won in the Garden State, surpassing the previous $533 million Mega
Millions records by more than double. Did you know Mega Millions second-tier prizes can be up to $5,000,000?
Consider playing the Megaplier multiplier on your ticket to multiply all non-jackpot prizes by the Megaplier
number drawn!


Wednesday night is the next Powerball drawing, and the $865 million prize on the table is the 5th highest it’s
ever been. The last jackpot was hit on New Year’s Day, making this upcoming drawing the 37th drawing in the
jackpot run. Both Mega Millions and Powerball games have prizes over $800 million at the same time for the
first time in history.

Before Thursday night, grab a Pick-6 ticket and try your luck at the incredible $30 million jackpot. This jackpot is
the highest the game has been in 20 years! It’s the 4th highest jackpot ever for this game, and is available
exclusively to NJ Lottery players.

Play Safe
Our website features important information for players, including odds and prizes for Mega Millions, Powerball,
and Pick-6, as well as tips and guidelines for group or lottery pool play. If a player believes they have a winning
ticket, we recommend signing the back of the ticket and taking a picture of both sides for security before
checking the ticket with our app, website, or any New Jersey Lottery retailer. A winner of a large prize may wish
to seek financial and legal consultation.

Players are reminded that Lottery games are for fun and entertainment – it only takes one ticket to get in the
game. The Lottery promotes responsible play through its cooperation with the Council on Compulsive Gambling
of NJ and by promoting the Council’s helpline phone number, 1-800-GAMBLER, on all Lottery marketing and
advertising materials.


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