A ticket with all six numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold in New Jersey and its owner must decide whether to receive the estimated $521 million jackpot in 30 installments or the $317 million cash value in one lump sum.

The jackpot is the fourth largest in the history of the game, which has been played since 2002.

One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, were sold in Ohio and Texas. They are each worth $1 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced Saturday.

The numbers drawn Friday were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and the Mega number was 1.

The drawing was the 24th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 258,890,850, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing will be $40 million.

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