Ever dream of being a millionaire? How about a multimillionaire? You could be one if you match all six Mega Millions winning numbers October 5, 2012. Friday night's estimated jackpot is up to $36,000,000. It might not seem very high when you compare it to the $656,000,000 jackpot won earlier this year on March 30 by lottery winners from Kansas, Maryland, and Illinois. Still, $36,000,000 (27,300,000 if you take it all in cash) will come in pretty handy this holiday season for Christmas stockings and presents!
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Friday's Mega Millions results.
New Jersey Mega Millions Winners Claim Tickets
One of the lucky lottery winners from earlier this week has already come forward to claim his prize. David Kaslow of New Jersey didn't waste any time cashing in his ticket. The drawing was Tuesday, October 2, and he was in the New Jersey Lottery office on Wednesday, October 3!
The $250,000 winning ticket was sold at Glendale Liquor Store, 4040 Quakerbridge Rd., Mercerville, Mercer County, New Jersey. The retailer will also make out pretty good on Kaslow's good fortune. For selling the winning ticket, Glendale Liquor Store will get a $500 bonus.
Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery said, "Congratulations to David Kaslow and to Glendale Liquor Store. This retailer has become one more of the Lottery's 'lucky locations' overnight." It's a win-win for both Kaslow and the store!
According to the New Jersey Lottery, there were two other Mega Millions winning tickets sold that night. A $40,000 Megaplier ticket was sold at Acme #7998, 501 East Evesham Rd., Runnemede, Camden County, and a $10,000 winning ticket was sold at 7-11 #35664, 358 George St., New Brunswick, Middlesex County.
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for the Tuesday, October 2, 2012 drawing, were 10, 11, 20, 42, 55, the Mega Ball number was 9. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
Don't Miss Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing!
The next Mega Millions drawing is October 5, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Friday's jackpot amount is an estimated $36,000,000 annuity, or $27,300,000 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.
See all Donna's Mega Millions results and Powerball winning numbers at Gather.com.