What Were the Top NJ Lottery Prizes Won in 2020?
TRENTON (Dec. 31, 2020) – New Jersey Lottery is closing out 2020 and its 50th Anniversary celebration! Throughout the year, players won prizes of all sizes and shared in the celebratory fun. With two Mega Millions jackpots, a Powerball jackpot, and many more local prizes won, 2020 made millionaires out of many Garden State players. Here’s a quick look at a few top five prize lists won by New Jersey Lottery players in 2020.
Top 5 Biggest Jackpots of the Year
The biggest of the biggest, these massive jackpots draw players of all kinds to try their luck at life-changing prizes.
1: $202,000,000 - Mega Millions
The largest ticket of the year was sold at Quick Stop Food Store in Edison, winning the retailer a $30,000 bonus commission. The cash value of the prize was $142,200,000! The ticket was sold on February 11, 2020, and the winning numbers were: 04, 06, 32, 52, and 64; with the Gold Mega Ball 06.
2: $190,000,000 - Powerball
The second-largest ticket of the year was purchased just two months after the largest, only 20 minutes down the road at Buy-rite Liquor in Piscataway. The ticket was sold on April 8, 2020, and matched all the winning numbers: 02, 37, 39, 48, and 54; with the Red Power Ball number 05.
3: $124,000,000 - Mega Millions
Bayonne was home to the third-largest prize of the year as Brenda’s Inc. sold a $124 million Mega Millions jackpot-winning ticket for the July 24, 2020 drawing. The lucky winning numbers were: 08, 33, 39, 54, and 58; with the Gold Mega Ball 17.
4: $1,000 a Day for Life ($7,000,000 cash value) - CASH4LIFE
A lucky player scored the grand prize-winning ticket in CASH4LIFE, boasting an incredible prize of $1,000 a day for life, when they got a ticket for the July 11, 2020 drawing from HT Family Farms in Hawthorne. The winning ticket matched all five white balls: 05, 11, 22, 27, and 41; as well as the Cash Ball: 04. The ticket offers a cash value of $7,000,000.
5: $6,700,000 - Pick-6
Right before the end of the year, a lucky player matched all six winning numbers for the December 21, 2020 Pick-6 drawing, securing the rolling jackpot of $6,700,000 for themselves. The ticket was purchased from Lambertville Fine Food & Flowers in Lambertville, boasting a perfect set of winning numbers: 08, 13, 24, 26, 28, and 33.
Top 5 Scratch-Offs Tickets of the Year
A fan favorite, these fun Scratch-Off cards offer top prizes from $500 to $5,000,000 and offer a variety of styles to choose from.
1: $5,000,000 - $200 Million Cash Bonanza
The $200 Million Cash Bonanza game offers a total of over $200 million in prizes with a grand prize of $5,000,000. Palmgrove Food Plaza Inc. in Union City sold a lucky jackpot-winning ticket, earning a $30,000 bonus commission in the process.
2: $4,000,000 - 200X The Money Bonus
Part of the Multiplier family of games, this top-tier ticket offers a grand prize of $4,000,000 to jackpot winners. Wawa #745 in Browns Mills sold one of these very lucky tickets in 2020.
3: $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 Ultimate Riches
As a new summer addition to the NJ Lottery Scratch-Offs line-up, the $3,000,000 ticket offers five different game play areas and top prizes of $3,000,000. The first of these tickets was purchased at Broadway Deli & Market in Pennsville.
4: $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 Lucky 7s
Players scratch to uncover matching numbers, “7” symbols, and moneybags in this Lucky 7s family ticket. One of the top prize tickets, worth $2,000,000, was sold at Todd’s News Agency #2 in Vineland.
5: $2,000,000 - $90,000,000 Platinum Payout
This platinum-colored ticket is part of the Precious Metals series of tickets and offers more than $90,000,000 in prizes. The top prize on this ticket is $2,000,000, one of which was sold in 2020 at 22 Food Plaza in Bridgewater.
Top 5 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpots of the Year
The daily rolling jackpot keeps this seven-night-a-week Jersey game fresh and accessible, with over 90 jackpots won throughout 2020. An odds matrix refresh in late-June bumped the starting jackpots to $100,000 and saw much larger jackpot records in the second half of the year.
1: $1,830,222 - December 10, 2020
The biggest Jersey Cash 5 ticket of the year was purchased at Universal Liquors in Union City, with winning numbers 01, 11, 22, 38, and 44. To date, this is the second-largest Jersey Cash 5 jackpot-winning ticket ever. Retailers earn a $2,000 bonus for each Jersey Cash 5 jackpot ticket sold.
2: $1,813,783 - August 21, 2020
This ticket was purchased from Parsippany News & Food Store in Parsippany, matching all five winning numbers: 12, 14, 31, 37, and 41.
3: $1,753,211 - September 4, 2020
Silverton Pharmacy in Toms River sold the third-highest jackpot-winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket of the year, just in time for Labor Day weekend. The winning numbers were: 05, 22, 26, 28, and 43.
4: $1,669,143 - August 7, 2020
This ticket was purchased at Tremont Liquor in East Orange, winning the jackpot by matching all five numbers: 20, 24, 30, 31, and 45.
5: $1,245,369 - September 27, 2020
The fifth-largest Jersey Cash 5 ticket of 2020 was sold at Quick Chek #025 in Fords. A lucky player matched all five numbers, 08, 09, 18, 25, and 45, to win this whopping seven-figure prize.
New Jersey Lottery would like to congratulate all of its winners in 2020, and we are looking forward to the New Year, hoping to see many new lucky winners.