Believe it or not, more than four weeks have passed with no Mega Millions jackpot winner! The May 1, 2012 Mega Millions winning numbers are worth a whopping $102,000,000 annuity, or $74,000,000 cash before taxes. A lottery winner has to cash in eventually, so it may as well be you tonight!
How many tickets did you buy for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing? Do you play the same lucky lottery numbers each time, do you let the computer spit out a quick-pick ticket, or do you have a strategy for winning the grand prize? Care to share your winning lottery secrets?
Lucky Lottery Numbers Results in More California Mega Millions Winners
California lottery winners continue to rake in the dough this year, and the last Mega Millions drawing was no exception! Although there were no jackpot winners last Friday, there were two second-tier California Mega Millions winners that will receive checks for $312,766 each.
One lottery winner purchased a lucky ticket at a Chevron station located at 145 Hartz Avenue in Danville, and the other California Mega Millions winner purchased the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven store located at 5880 Manchester Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. Both California lottery winners matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for the April 27th drawing.
The standard Mega Millions prize for this size wager is $250,000, but they do things a little differently in California. Mega Millions prize amounts are what's called pari-mutuel in California, and will vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners. In this case, the two California lottery winners each scored $312,766 instead of what a New York lottery winner would have received had they won the same second-tier prize. According to California Lottery officials, neither winner has come forward to claim their prizes. What are they waiting for?
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for the Friday, April 27th drawing, were 2, 5, 45, 46, 47, and the Mega Ball number was 37. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
What Time is Tuesday's Mega Millions Drawing?
Tonight's Mega Millions drawing is at 11:00 p.m. EDT. The May 1, 2012 estimated jackpot is for $102,000,000 annuity, or $74,000,000 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 Tuesday's Mega Millions results. The New York Lottery says, "Hey, You Never Know!"
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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