TRENTON, N.J. — Two lottery prizes together worth almost a billion dollars and sold just 150 miles apart are still waiting to be claimed.
The winning ticket for Friday’s $521 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, New Jersey. Its estimated cash value is $324.6 million.
The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega Ball 1. It’s the nation’s 10th-largest lottery jackpot. No one has matched all six numbers drawn since January.
Two weeks earlier, the winning ticket for the March 17 Powerball jackpot worth almost $457 million was sold at a Speedway convenience store in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Its estimated cash value is $273.9 million.
The tickets were the sole winners for their respective drawings
The sites that sold the tickets are also reaping a benefit. The owner of the Lukoil received a $30,000 bonus check Monday from the New Jersey Lottery. The Pennsylvania store earned a $100,000 bonus.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.