Oops! Host announces wrong number in NJ lottery game
If you thought you'd won something in Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery, better check those numbers again.
The winning numbers are: 15, 19, 20, 61, 70 and the gold ball is 9.
It's that last number that caused a bit of confusion.
The host of the live 11 p.m. drawing announced the gold ball was 6.
Lottery officials did an audit of the drawing and issued a correction/clarification. Nine is the official gold ball number.
It's not known if it made a difference to anyone.
On May 10, 2022, the host of the Mega Millions drawing incorrectly called the Mega Ball a 6 instead of a 9. The 9 ball was drawn into the chamber and is the official result. The results of the drawing were audited by Preston CPA. The official results for the May 10, 2022, drawing, as posted on megamillions.com, are the white
balls 15, 19, 20, 61, and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 9. We apologize for the confusion. - Statement from Mega Millions Lottery
No one claimed the $86 million dollar jackpot, but there were two tickets sold that matched all five numbers but not the gold ball. Each ticket is worth $1 million.
Matching the gold ball is worth $2. Matching the gold ball and 2, 3, or 4 other numbers can be worth up to $10,000.
The next drawing is Friday, May 13, with an estimated jackpot of $99 million.
Eric Scott is the senior political director and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at email@example.com
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