NJ Lottery Mega Millions (File Photo)
NJ Lottery Mega Millions (File Photo)

As lottery fever sweeps the nation with the jackpots of two multi-state games, Mega Millions and Powerball, reaching a combined value of more than $1 billion, a smaller piece of the pie will be awarded to the lucky person who purchased a ticket in a Toms River convenience store.

There were three third-tier prizewinning tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the gold ball winning $10,000 in the Jan. 8 Mega Millions game. One of those tickets was sold at 7-Eleven #26266, 1741 Hooper Ave., Toms River.

This 7-Eleven store is located in Silverton, off South Shore Drive, across from the Wawa gas station.


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In addition to the second and third-tier prizes won, 125 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. 17 of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,000. Moreover, 141,828 other New Jersey players took home $553,710 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400. The winning numbers for the Friday, January 8, drawing were: 03, 06, 16, 18, and 58. The Gold Mega Ball was 11, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02.

The $600 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing will be held on Tuesday, January 12. If won, it would be the 4th-largest jackpot in the game’s history. The estimated cash value is $442.4 million.