Did anyone win the Mega Millions? Grab your tickets and check because the Mega Millions winning numbers for August 21, 2012 are in! The Mega Millions results were 5, 13, 20, 23, 33, the Mega Ball number was 30, and the Megaplier number was X 2 for a jackpot amount of $55,000,000. Sadly, there were no grand prize winners for Tuesday's drawing, but there were plenty of high-tier Mega Millions lottery winners! Are you one of them?
Mega Millions Winners 8/21/2012
New York Mega Millions Lottery winners picked up four (4) big prizes in the August 21 drawing. Each winner will be cashing $250,000 checks as soon as they can claim their prize. Of course, that amount is before Uncle Sam takes his portion in federal and state taxes! Arkansas Lottery and Ohio Lottery officials will also be awarding second-tier prizes of $250,000 to their lucky Mega Millions winners as well. If these players spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, their tickets are now worth $1,000,000 instead of the standard $250,000!
The California Mega Millions lottery winner will be getting a check for $617,688 for matching five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for the second-tier prize. The reason the California prize is so much higher is because in California, Mega Millions prize amounts are parimutuel, and vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners. How cool is that? So, if you believe you have the winning ticket, California Lottery officials suggest you sign the back immediately, keep it in a safe place, and claim it as soon as possible.
There were also thirty-two (32) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Any players holding Megaplier tickets for this wager will have their $10,000 winnings multiplied by the Megaplier number of 2 for $20,000 instead. All together, there were 510,253 Mega Millions winners in the August 21, 2012 drawing. Did you play? Did you win? Remember, you can't win if you don't play!
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is August 24, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Friday's estimated jackpot is now $65,000,000 annuity, or $48,000,000 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.
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.