A long delay was experienced due to technical difficulties, but the lottery drawing for the Mega Millions lottery on Friday, May 6 was finally drawn after a long delay.
Lottery players tuning in at 11 pm found themselves instead of spinning balls and watching the winning numbers, but with the following message: “Due to technical difficulties, tonight’s drawing has been temporarily halted. Once the malfunction is fixed, the draw will be conducted under the supervision of the auditor.”
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In the middle of the night, the lottery website was updated with the winning numbers:
16 – 21 – 33 – 52 – 70 and Megaball 10
Megaplier was 2x
The mega Millions website gave an estimate of a jackpot of $70 million. The cash option was $41.3 million, according to the website.
On Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m., Mega Millions of drawings will be taking place. Playing the game is possible in 45 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Up until recently, lottery winners in New Jersey were required to be identified, but now, under a new law signed recently by Gov. Phil Murphy, lottery winners in the state will be able to remain anonymous.