Did you play the Mega Millions game? The Mega Millions winning numbers and lottery results for January 6, 2012 are 9, 17, 28, 34, 48, the Mega Ball number is 46, and the Megaplier is 2.
Sadly, there were no Mega Millions jackpot winners in Friday night's drawing. That means the next grand prize will roll over and reach an estimated $33,000,000 annuity, or $24,200,000 in cash. It's not a big jackpot, but it's probably enough to make you happy for the rest of your life!
Mega Millions Winners January 6, 2012
Even though there were no grand prize winners, there were plenty of lottery prizes awarded for the January 6th drawing. A total of seven (7) Match 5 + 0 winners will be taking home $250,000 each. That's before taxes, however. The second-tier Mega Millions winners purchased their tickets in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and two (2) winners in New York.
The $250,000 winners matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number. If any of these lottery winners spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, their winning tickets will be instantly increased to $1,000,000. On the other hand, the standard payout for this type of wager would normally be $250,000. Can you imagine missing a $1,000,000 prize by just one dollar?
There were also twenty-seven (27) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Since the Megaplier number was 2, any of these winners purchasing Megaplier tickets will see their winnings automatically multiplied to $20,000 each.
A total of 472,524 Mega Millions winning tickets were sold throughout the country that are worth between $2 to $250,000, with the possibility a few $1,000,000 tickets as well!
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is January 10, 2012 at 11:00pm ET. Tuesday's estimated lottery jackpot is $33,000,000 annuity paid out in 26 annual payments, or $24,200,000 as a one-time lump-sum cash payment, before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn 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.
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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