Whoops! Host announces wrong number in NJ lottery game

If you thought you won something in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery, better check those numbers again.

The winning numbers are: 15, 19, 20, 61, 70 and the golden ball is 9.

It was this last number that caused some confusion.

The host of the 23 ha live draw announced that the golden ball was 6.


Lottery officials have verified the draw and issued a correction/clarification. Nine is the official number of the Ballon d’Or.



We don’t know 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 drawing results have been audited by Preston CPA. The official results of the May 10, 2022 draw, as published on megamillions.comare the whites
balls 15, 19, 20, 61 and 70, plus the golden Mega Ball 9. We apologize for the confusion. – Mega Millions Lottery Statement

No one claimed the $86 million jackpot, but there were two tickets sold that matched all five numbers but not the golden ball. Each ticket is worth $1 million.

Matching the golden ball is worth $2. Matching the golden ball and 2, 3 or 4 other numbers can be worth up to $10,000.

The next draw will take place on Friday, May 13, with an estimated jackpot of $99 million.

Eric Scott is the senior policy director and anchor of New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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