If you're feeling especially lucky tonight, you'll have to buy the winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket. The October 26, 2012 Mega Millions winning numbers are worth $21,000,000 paid over 26 annual payments, or $15,000,000 if you want the entire jackpot in one cash lump sum. Uncle Sam will want to share your prize winnings, so be prepared to shell out 25 percent in federal taxes, and whatever your state taxes are if applicable. Who wouldn't want that kind of money for stocking stuffers this Christmas?
This is only the third Mega Millions drawing since Massachusetts Mega Millions winner Sandeep "Sunny" Singh split the $61,000,000 jackpot with a California lottery winner on October 16. See the article Massachusetts Mega Millions Lottery Winner Dumped by Girlfriend Claims $30.5 Million Jackpot for more details. The jackpot has been inching upwards ever since.
Unfortunately, the California Mega Millions winner hasn't come forward to claim their half of the prize winnings at this time, so there's nothing new going on there. That winning ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, 2389 East Shaw Avenue in Fresno, CA. If the winner chooses the cash option, it will be worth an estimated $23,000,000.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Friday's Mega Millions results.
Texas Mega Millions Winner Update
There's not much to tell concerning the $250,000 Texas lottery winner as they haven't claimed their prize either! The Texas Mega Millions winner may even be millionaire with the Megaplier! The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported that one ticket with five Mega Millions numbers, but missing the Mega Ball number was sold in Texas on October 23 and is worth $250,000. Guess everyone in Texas will just have to wait and see on that one!
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for the Tuesday, October 23, 2012 drawing, were 1, 17, 42, 46, 55, the Mega Ball number was 1, and the Megaplier was X 2. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing. Maybe you'll have better luck tonight!
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
Don't miss the next Mega Millions drawing on October 26, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET. 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.