The Mega Millions results for September 14, 2012 are in, and a California lottery winner scored another big prize! The Mega Millions winning numbers are 16, 17, 21, 40, 51, the Mega Ball number is 20, and the Megaplier is X 4. The jackpot was for a measly $12,000,000, but you wouldn't be complaining if you hit all six winning lottery numbers, would you?
California, Tennessee and Virginia Mega Millions Winners
California lottery winners are on a winning streak this month. Not only did someone from California win the huge $120,000,000 jackpot last week, but there have been numerous second-tier prizes won as well. See the article Mega Millions Winning Numbers Results 9/11: California Lottery Winner Scores $120M Jackpot! for more details. The September 14 drawing was no exception, with the California Lottery selling another second-tier winning ticket valued at approximately $170,827.
There were three (3) additional Match 5 + 0 winners as well, with each winner picking up $250,000 before taxes. Two (2) winning tickets were sold by the Tennessee Lottery, and one (1) by the Virginia Lottery for the September 14 drawing.
Twenty-seven (27) third-tier winners matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, and the Mega Ball number for $10,000 each. Since the Megaplier number for Friday's drawing was X 4, any players holding Megaplier tickets will see their prize winnings instantly increase from $10,000 to $40,000!
All together, there are 460,340 Mega Millions winners that will be cashing in tickets for prizes worth between $2 and $250,000. There may even be a few $1,000,000 Mega Millions winners if the Tennessee or Virginia lottery winners spent an extra dollar for Megaplier options!
So, how did you do on the September 14, 2012 drawing? Are you one of the lucky Mega Millions winners? What will you spend your prize winnings on?
When Is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
Don't miss the next Mega Millions drawing on September 18, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Tuesday's estimated jackpot is $15,000,000 annuity, or $11,000,000 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.