Will anyone win the Mega Millions tonight? The September 28, 2012 jackpot is worth $21,000,000. Just match all six Mega Millions winning numbers and you'll be tonight's lottery winner!
The last time someone won the Mega Millions grand prize was September 18 when a New York lottery winner matched all six numbers for $15,000,000. This is only the third drawing since then, and the game hasn't had time to build up a sizable pot yet.
$21,000,000 may be a small amount compared to the $656,000,000 jackpot won in March 2012. That one had to be split by three Mega Millions winners from Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland!
19-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Wins $250,000
Nicholas Ruth is a very fortunate young man. Not only did he beat cancer (leukemia), he also won $250,000 in a recent Mega Millions drawing! After taxes, Ruth will end up with about $165,000. So, what does he plan to do with all his money?
The Maryland Mega Millions winner is going to pay off his car and perhaps buy a house with some of his money. What's really amazing is that he also intends on donating a portion of his prize winnings to a number of charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which apparently sent him on a cruise!
"People keep saying I deserve it and what I went through, but there's people far off worse than what I went through that can use the money more than me, and I'm just glad I can help them out," reports the Huffington Post. Congratulations, Nick! It's always heartwarming to hear stories like yours!
Latest Mega Millions Results
The latest Mega Millions numbers from September 25, 2012 were 7, 8, 23, 50, 51, the Mega Ball number was 26, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
Don't miss tonight's Mega Millions drawing. It's scheduled for September 28, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Friday's jackpot is an estimated $21,000,000 annuity, or $15,000,000 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.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Friday's Mega Millions results.
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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