3 winning lottery tickets sold in NJ set to expire

A person buys a lottery ticket at the Lucky 7 Deli in Lawrence Township, N.J., Friday, March 30, 2012. Lottery ticket lines across the U.S. swelled Friday as players drawn by a record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot took a chance at becoming an overnight millionaire. The jackpot odds were at 1 in 176 million. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

December 6, 2012 4:41:59 AM PST
Three lottery tickets purchased in New Jersey worth nearly $1 million will soon expire.

Two Mega Millions tickets are each worth $250,000.

The first was purchased on Dec. 23 at Orange Liquors in Orange. The winning numbers are 3, 5, 8, 18 and 29; Mega Ball 14; and Megaplier 4.

The other was purchased on Dec. 27 at Street Corner News in Eatontown with winning numbers 23, 32, 33, 39 and 43; Mega Ball 8; and Megaplier 3.

A $200,000 Powerball ticket was bought on Christmas Eve at Milleries Food Market in Mount Holly. The numbers were 14, 16, 30, 51 and 52; Red Ball 19; and Powerplay Multiplier 2.

Lottery spokeswoman Judith Drucker tells the Asbury Park Press unclaimed prizes may be used for future prizes or state contributions.