The Mega Millions results are in, and congratulations are in order for one Georgia Mega Millions winner! The Mega Millions winning numbers for November 27, 2012, are 5, 12, 26, 42, 49, the Mega Ball is 24, and the Megaplier is X 4. The jackpot was up to $49,000,000 annuity, or $37,000,000 in cash for Tuesday's drawing.
Matching all six Mega Millions lottery numbers was the easy part. The Georgia lottery winner has an even harder choice to make now. Does he or she decide on the $49,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot to be paid out in 26 annual payments, or choose to take the cash option of $37,000,000 all at once? It's a tough decision to make without seeking wise legal and financial advice first. One thing is for sure though. The Georgia Mega Millions winner will most likely have loads of friends and long-lost family hanging around this holiday season!
Mega Millions Lottery Winners 11/27/2012
In addition to the Georgia Mega Millions jackpot winner, there were five (5) Match 5 + 0 winners for $250,000 each. The second-tier lottery winners purchased their tickets from the Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia Lottery commissions. If any of these winners also purchased Megaplier tickets, they may even be instant millionaires!
There were also thirty-one (31) Match 4 + 1 winners that will be getting checks for $10,000 each. Each lottery winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, and the Mega Ball number for the November 27 drawing. Any Megaplier ticket holders for this size prize will see their winnings multiplied to $40,000 instead of the standard $10,000.
Don't forget to sign the back of your lottery tickets. It's best to keep them in a safe place and contact lottery officials as soon as possible if you have a winning ticket. Georgia Mega Millions tickets are valid for 180 days after the draw date. All prizes, including jackpot prizes, can be claimed at any Georgia Lottery district office or the Georgia Lottery's headquarters in Atlanta.
When Is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for November 30, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Because someone won Tuesday's jackpot, Friday's grand prize amount will be reset to $12,000,000 annuity, or $9,100,000 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.
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