An enormous $75 million Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs Oct. 29, 2013. Players across the country are hoping they have all six Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing. The one-time cash option of $41 million will also make you richer than you can imagine, according to New Jersey Lottery officials on Monday, Oct. 28. How many lottery tickets did you buy for tonight’s drawing? Remember, you can’t win if you don’t play!
Will anyone win Tuesday’s massive jackpot? It’s anyone’s guess, but as the Oct. 29 Mega Millions jackpot winner, you’ll have a tough decision to make. Will you choose between the annuity option of $75 million paid out over 26 years? That’s a long time to wait for all your money. Or will you take the one-time cash lump sum payment of $41 million? It’s a lot less, but you’ll get it all at once. Unfortunately, both Mega Millions prize options are before Uncle Sam deducts his state and federal taxes.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for October 29, 2013 are 20, 33, 50, 53, 54, the Mega Ball number is 7, and the Megaplier is X 3.
Mega Millions Lottery Winners Score Huge Prizes!
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Monday, Oct. 28, that there were two Match 4 + 1 Mega Millions winners in the last drawing. The $5,000 New Jersey Mega Millions winners matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize in last Friday’s drawing.
The standard prize amount for this type of win was originally $10,000, but with the new and “improved” Mega Millions rules, Match 4 + 1 winners now get $5,000. However, if the New Jersey lottery winners spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, it would have oinstantly multiplied $10,000 this time around. Then again, if the Megaplier number happened to be 5, the prize amount would have automatically jumped to $25,000! That’s worth the extra buck! Carole Hedinger commented,
“Congratulations to the lottery winners and to the retailers that sold those $5,000 winning tickets. For selling the winning tickets, the retailers have become two more Lottery ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”
What Time is the Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Oct. 29, 2013, at 11 p.m. ET. 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 and cost $1 each. Another $1 for the Megaplier option could greatly multiply your prize winnings.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball winning numbers from the Oct. 26 drawing were 4, 6, 34, 49, 56, and the red Powerball number is 29. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Powerball winning numbers Oct. 26: Florida, New York, Ohio lottery winners score for more information. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday’s jackpot amount is $50 million annuity, or $29.2 million cash value. Don’t miss it!
Sources: Mega Millions; New Jersey Lottery
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