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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, Oct. 19

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A winning Mega Millions Lottery ticket was sold in California, officials say. (Photo: CJ Gunther, EPA-EFE)

The Mega Millions jackpot is $1 billion. Were you a big winner?

The winning numbers drawn Oct. 19 were:

15 – 23 – 53 – 65 – 70 and Mega Ball: 7

The Megaplier was 2x

The cash option for Friday’s drawing was $565 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot has continued to grow since July and is the second largest jackpot in lottery history. A $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot was won by three people in 2016.

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New Jersey residents have had luck with major jackpots in 2018.

A Vernon man won $533 million from Mega Millions in late March, which was the fourth-high jackpot the game had ever awarded at the time, and the second-largest won by a single person. A Riverdale mini-mart sold the ticket. Since then, a single California ticket won a $543 million jackpot in July, though that was split among several people in an office pool, according to the Mega Millions website.

A Little Ferry man won a $351.3 million Powerball jackpot in May. The winning ticket was sold at a Shoprite in Hackensack.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, and the jackpot is estimated at $430 million.

Friday's jackpot was worth $1 billion, the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever and the second largest in lottery history. ]]>