Tuesday's Mega Millions results are in. Are you one of the many Valentine's Day lottery winners? The Mega Millions winning numbers for February 14, 2012 are 3, 5, 10, 26, 27, the Mega Ball number is 27, and the Megaplier number is X 2. The estimated jackpot was for $51,000,000 annuity, or $37,300,000 in cash.
Mega Millions Winners February 14, 2012
Unfortunately, no one won the grand prize last night which means the jackpot rolled over to a new estimated amount of $61,000,000 annuity, or a one-time lump sum amount of $44,800,000. While these prize amounts seem puny to the humongous jackpot of $336,400,000 that the Rhode Island Powerball winner won on February 11th, the Mega Millions jackpot was still an impressive amount. You could bet any lottery winner would be happy to deposit $61,000,000 into their bank account!
Although there were no Mega Millions jackpot winners in last night's game, there were ten (10) Match 5 + 0 winners for $250,000 each. Two (2) Mega Millions winners purchased their winning tickets from the California Lottery, while another two (2) winners bought their tickets from the New York Lottery. The remaining winners purchased their tickets from the Kentucky Lottery, Massachusetts Lottery, Maryland Lottery, Michigan Lottery, North Carolina Lottery, and the Texas Lottery commissions.
Each $250,000 lottery winner matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for the second-tier prize. If any of these winners spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, they would have their winnings automatically increased to $1,000,000. Again, this lottery prize was nothing like the Powerball Power Play prize of $2,000,000, but no one would complain if they won it either!
There were also seventy-six (76) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Since Tuesday night's Megaplier number was 2, anyone holding Megaplier tickets for this size wager would have their lottery prizes instantly doubled to $20,000; not a bad return on an investment when you consider the Megaplier option is just a dollar more to play! All together, there were a total of 601,006 Mega Millions winning tickets sold for the February 14th drawing. Were you one of those Valentine's Day lottery winners? If so, how much did you win?
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is February 17, 2012 at 11:00pm ET. Friday's estimated jackpot is $61,000,000 annuity, or $44,800,000 cash-value. 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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