While not as high as Wednesday's Powerball jackpot, tonight's Mega Millions winning numbers are worth an impressive $78,000,000, and who wouldn't be happy with that? The November 1, 2011 Mega Millions jackpot will certainly make someone rich, whether they take the $78,000,000 annuitized value paid out over 26 annual payments, or the cash-value of $54,900,000.
Latest New Jersey Mega Millions Lottery Winner
The October 28th Mega Millions drawing was a lucky one for the winner of $250,000. The New Jersey Lottery says someone matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for the second-tier lottery prize. The winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at Prontis Liquor & Deli, located at 291 Stuyvesant Avenue in Lyndhurst, NJ. The retailer will also get a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It's a win-win for everyone!
Unfortunately, the New Jersey Mega Millions winner did NOT spend an extra dollar on a Megaplier ticket. This mistake cost the lottery winner oodles of moneyÂ—$750,000 worth in factÂ—as the winning Megaplier ticket would have paid out $1,000,000 instead of the normal prize of $250,000! Better luck next time!
Don't Miss Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing!
The Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $78,000,000 annuity, or a one-time lump-sum of $54,900,000 before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn at 11:00pm ET on Tuesday and Friday evenings at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The final Mega Millions results are usually available within a few hours of the drawing.
When Is the Next Powerball Drawing?
Do NOT miss tomorrow night's Powerball drawing! The Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Powerball winning numbers are worth a monstrous $245,000,000 estimated annuity, or a $146,200,000 one-time cash prize. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live each Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59pm, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
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.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Tuesday's Mega Millions winning numbers.
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