Feeling lucky tonight? You should be! As the lucky April 27, 2012 lottery winner, you'll have to match all six Mega Millions winning numbers in order to receive a ceremonial check for the $88,000,000 jackpot. How hard can it be to pick six correct lottery numbers? It's a lot more difficult than it looks, otherwise there would be a Mega Millions winner every week!
Seven Mega Millions drawings have come and gone since the $656,000,000 jackpot was won on March 30, 2012. What could you do with $88,000,000? Would you pay down bills, send your kids to college, or buy a shiny new car? You can do anything you want when you're a multimillionaire. The sky's the limit!
Recent California Mega Millions Winners
If the saying "patience is a virtue" is true, then Gary Palmer of Greenbrae, California, is a very virtuous guy. Have you ever waited in line at the bank or the supermarket and finally had enough? Did you give up and leave your place in line, or did you wait it out? Luckily, Palmer was very patient as he waited in a long line at the gas station, and he's $274,356 richer because of it!
According to California Lottery officials, Palmer figured he'd buy a bottle of water and a Mega Millions ticket at the Marin County Chevron station while waiting for an empty gas pump. Palmer matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number, for the Friday, April 20th drawing. That winning ticket was the lucky one, making him one of two second-tier California lottery winners that evening. Would you have waited that long?
The second California lottery winner purchased their ticket at Quik Stop #7085, 339 Williams Road in Salinas. No one has claimed the prize at this time.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for the Tuesday, April 24th drawing, were 3, 9, 15, 37, 38, and the Mega Ball number was 39. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
Tonight's Mega Millions drawing is at 11:00 p.m. EDT. The April 27, 2012 estimated jackpot is for $88,000,000 annuity, or $64,000,000 cash-value before taxes. 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. The final Mega Millions results are usually available within a few hours of the drawing.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Friday's Mega Millions results. The Georgia Lottery says, "Today could be the day!"
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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