Did you hear the news? One California Mega Millions winner matched all six Mega Millions winning numbers on September 11, 2012! The $120,000,000 winning jackpot ticket was sold at 7-ELEVEN 2171-34218A, 3740 Iowa Ave Suite 11, Riverside, California. If you bought tickets from this store, go check them now. You could be the latest Mega Millions multimillionaire!
The Mega Millions results and numbers for September 11, 2012 are 5, 11, 20, 33, 36, the Mega Ball number was 11, and the Megaplier number is X 3.
California Mega Millions Winners
Winning the jackpot was the easy part, The California lottery winner has a lot of decisions to make nowÂ—like how to spend all his or her money!
The good news for California Lottery winners is there's no state tax to pay! That's right! The September 11 California Mega Millions winnersÂ—or any lottery winners in California for that matterÂ—don't have to pay state taxes on their lottery prize winnings, just 25 percent in federal taxes. Then again, no one is exempt from that. Unfortunately, everyone that has to pay Uncle Sam in one way or another. Even still, $120,000,000 minus taxes is a lot of money!
There are two (2) other $220,648 California Mega Millions winners in last night's drawing. The standard amount for a Match 5 + 0 win is $250,000. However, in California, Mega Millions prize amounts are pari-mutuel, will vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners, according to the California Lottery commission. Not too much of a difference for this drawing, but there have been times where the prize for a second-tier winner is a lot lower. The winning Mega Millions tickets were sold at Five Points Petro, 18742 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California, and at Cole's Market, 4277 First Street, Pleasanton, California.
More Mega Millions Winners 9/11
Before you think California was the only state producing winners, there are four (4) more Match 5 + 0 Mega Millions lottery winners in the September 11 drawing. The Indiana Lottery, Massachusetts Lottery, New York Lottery, and Virginia Lottery commissions each sold a $250,000 winning ticket. The tickets matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, and the Mega Ball number for a second-tier prize. Any winners also holding Megaplier tickets will see their prize winnings instantly jump to $1,000,000!
There are also sixty-four (64) Match 4 + 1 winning tickets sold that are worth $10,000 each. Spending an extra dollar for the Megaplier option for these tickets will be multiplied by last night's Megaplier number of 3 for $30,000. Congratulations to all September 11 Mega Millions winners!
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
Don't miss the next Mega Millions drawing on September 14, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Because someone from California won the jackpot last night, Friday's estimated jackpot will reset to only $12,000,000 annuity, or $9,000,000 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.
Also, don't miss the Powerball drawing Wednesday night. The September 12, 2012 Powerball winning numbers are worth $110,000,000!
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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