Hoping to strike it rich tonight with your winning ticket? The lucky lottery winner who matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers in the January 8, 2013 drawing will end up being incredibly wealthy with Tuesday's enormous jackpot.
The estimated Mega Millions results shows the jackpot is worth an impressive $47,000,000 annuity if you're willing to wait 26 years to finally collect it all, or a one-time cash payout of $34,000,000 if you want all your money right now! Which option would you choose if you won tonight's jackpot?
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Mega Millions results.
Maryland lottery winner Debra Opper of Owings Mills, recently claimed a huge Mega Millions prize. Debra won $250,000 by matching five out of six Mega Millions numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for the Tuesday, December 28 drawing. So why did she take so long to claim her quarter-million dollar prize? She said shortly after she purchased her ticket, she slipped on some snow in the driveway and ended up needing eight stitches on her head. She just got around to checking the Mega Millions winning numbers, and found out she was one of that drawing's lottery winners!
Opper isn't new to winning the lottery. She said she won $10,000 about four years ago, but never dreamed of a six-figure prize. Debra was thrilled with her good fortune, but was having a hard time really believing it was true. "Never did I ever imagine that was going to be me. Now I'm even still sitting here at the lottery office waiting for them to say, 'Haha, it's a joke. Nevermind.'" She told Patch. "I still have goosebumps."
Opper says she and her husband were recently married but hadn't taken a honeymoon yet. Winning the Mega Millions lottery money makes their long-awaited cruise a very real possibility now. Opper purchased her winning lottery ticket at One Stop Convenience in Reisterstown, Maryland. The store will also receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It's a win-win for both of them!
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for the January 4, 2013 drawing were 1, 2, 23, 25, 55, the Mega Ball number was 39, and the Megaplier number was X 4. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
When Is the Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing time is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11 p.m. EDT. 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.