There has been no indication as yet as to what town the ticket was sold in, or whether the victor is a single individual or part of a group.
It follows a March 27 Mega Millions drawing that was the 23rd in a row without a jackpot-winning ticket.
The victor will receive an estimated $521 million - or $317 million in cash.
The lump sum for the Mega Millions is estimated at $301 million.
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The ticket was sold at Riverdale Lukoil South in Riverdale in Morris County, the New Jersey Lottery tweeted Saturday morning after the winning ticket was announced. Those ticket holders each won $1 million as a result.
When asked what he would do if finding himself the victor of the mega Millions jackpot, his answer was surprising.
Looking to win half a billion dollars.just to continue working.
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This is only the 4th time in lottery history that the jackpot has been more than 500 million dollars.
It wasn't yet known whether anyone had bought a winning ticket.
This past January, the Powerball lottery gave away a jackpot prize of $570 million on the same weekend Mega Millions' jackpot reached $450 million. The cash value option would provide the victor with a one-time, lump-sum payment that for tonight's estimated jackpot is $317 million.
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