Tuesday's Mega Millions winning numbers are in! Although there were no jackpot winners last night, hundreds of thousands of Mega Millions winners matched the correct lottery numbers for prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000. Did you buy a quarter-million-dollar ticket from the New York or California Lottery?
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot was up to $75,000,000, but it just wasn't meant to be. In fact, nine Mega Millions drawings have come and gone since Candido Oliveira of Dorchester, Massachusetts, won $32,000,000 on August 19th. The next drawing on Friday, September 23rd, will be an estimated $86,000,000 annuity, or $62,800,000 cash-value lump-sum. Don't miss it!
Mega Millions Winners and Results: September 20, 2011
The Mega Millions winning numbers for September 20th were 6, 29, 38, 50, 51, the Mega Ball was 39, and the Megaplier X 4.There were six (6) Match 5 + 0 winners for $250,000 each. Two (2) of the lucky lottery winners purchased their tickets from the California Lottery, while two (2) bought their tickets from the New York Lottery. There were also one (1) $250,000 winning ticket sold by the Illinois Lottery, and one (1) from the North Carolina Lottery.
In addition to the $250,000 second-tier lottery winners, there were also twenty-five (25) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. If any of these lottery winners spent an extra dollar and purchased Megaplier tickets, their winnings would automatically be multiplied by Tuesday's Megaplier number of 4. That means the third-tier Mega Millions winners would end up with $40,000 each instead of the normal payout of $10,000.
Another 548,924 Mega Millions players won prizes worth between $2 and $150. The Megaplier option applies to these winners also. Since the Megaplier was X 4, anyone holding a $150 winning Megaplier ticket would be $600 richer. A Megaplier winner with a $10 ticket would receive $40, and so on.
If you're one of those sad winners that didn't purchase Megaplier tickets for Tuesday's drawing, you're probably crying your eyes out today, especially if the prize was $250,000. Don't let it depress you too much, however. You still have another chance on Friday, September 23rd for $86,000,000. This time, make sure you spend $1 on a Megaplier ticket!
Please Play Responsibly
Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don't spend more than you're willing to lose.
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