The $400 million Powerball jackpot isn’t the only game begging for a lottery winner. The Mega Millions winning numbers for the Sept. 17, 2013 drawing are worth a whopping $130 million, and that’s 130 million reasons to take a chance and buy a ticket Tuesday night. CBS NEWS reported Tuesday, Sept. 17, that Mega Millions plans to change its initial jackpot to $15 million which will result in bigger and better jackpots.
“If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait. Most of the attention has been on Powerball since its rules were changed a couple years ago to boost payoffs. On Wednesday, Powerball’s $400 million jackpot will be the nation’s fifth-largest ever,” according to CBS NEWS.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for September 17, 2013 are 6, 15, 27, 31, 39, the Mega Ball number is 25, and the Megaplier number is X 2. See the updated article Mega Millions winning numbers results September 17: Florida, Pennsylvania lottery winners for more information.
Tuesday’s $130 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery winner will have to choose between 26 annuity payments, or take the entire one time cash lump-sum payment of $88.2 million for their prize. Which option would you choose if you end up being the September 17 Mega Millions jackpot winner?
What’s the probability of winning the Mega Millions jackpot on September 17? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 175,711,536. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 40.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in lottery history was $656 million (cash option of $474 million). It was split by three Mega Millions lottery winners on March 30, 2012. See the article Illinois, Kansas, Maryland lottery winners share Mega Millions winning numbers for more details.
What Time is Tonight’s Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for September 17, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Tuesday’s estimated jackpot is $130 million annuity, or $88.2 million cash-value before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 each, and another $1 for the Megaplier option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for September 14, 2013, were 1, 17, 25, 37, 44, and the red Powerball number was 20. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Powerball winning numbers: California, New York lottery winners hit $1M Sept. 14 for more information. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for September 18, 2013, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is an amazing $400 million annuity, or $223.6 million cash value.
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