Mega Millions jackpot now $306 million

The Mega Millions drawing on Friday, August 27, produced 22 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Five of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,500. Moreover, 33,905 other New Jersey players took home $144,320 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600. The winning numbers for the Friday, August 27, drawing were: 01, 10, 44, 47, and 56. The Gold Mega Ball was 23, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03. 

The next drawing will be held Tuesday, August 31, at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate in the drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost just two dollars; by adding the Megaplier option for an extra dollar per play, players can increase their nonjackpot winnings up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

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