If you've been waiting for the Mega Millions results for October 19, 2012, you can find the lottery numbers here. The Mega Millions winning numbers are 14, 34, 36, 48, 53, the Mega Ball number is 42, and the Megaplier is X 3. Ohio and California lottery winners should check their tickets now to see if they're the lucky lottery winners!
If you were hoping to strike it rich Friday night, you'll probably be disappointed, because unfortunately there were no jackpot winners for this draw. That's OK though, because a lot of players did win sizable amounts of money in last night's drawing.
Mega Millions Drawing Winners 10/19/2012
Mega Millions had two (2) big Match 5 + 0 winners for the October 19 drawing. The second-tier Mega Millions winners purchased their winning tickets from the California Lottery and the Ohio Lottery. The Ohio Mega Millions winner will receive a check for $250,000 before taxes. The California lottery winner will get a check for $161,038 instead of the standard $250,000. Why so little? According to the California Lottery, Mega Millions prize amounts in California are pari-mutuel, and will vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners and might differ from the fixed prizes shown on the Mega Millions website. Too bad for that winner!
There were also twenty-two (22) Match 4 + 1 winners that will be receiving checks for $10,000 each. The lottery winners matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, and the Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize. However, if any of these October 19 Mega Millions winners also purchased the Megaplier option, they may see their prize winnings multiplied by 3 for $30,000 instead! How would you feel if you missed out on a extra $20,000 because you didn't buy a Megaplier ticket?
There were plenty of winners Friday night so make sure you check your tickets soon. Many Mega Millions unclaimed lottery tickets are sitting in kitchen drawers, forgotten in wallets or lost under car seats. Don't let this happen to you!
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on October 23, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Tuesday's jackpot amount is an estimated $13,000,000 annuity, or a one-time lump-sum cash payment of $9,000,000 before taxes. It's not too big, but that money would come in handy this Christmas! 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.