Did anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot? The January 8, 2013 Mega Millions numbers are 3, 20, 21, 38, 42, the Mega Ball number is 19, and the Megaplier number is X 4. The grand prize was for $47,000,000 but no one will be taking it home, not this time around anyway. The good news is the jackpot rolled over and is now worth $55,000,000 annuity, or $40,700,000 in cold hard cashÂ—minus taxes of course!
Mega Millions Lottery Winners 1/8/2013
Although there were no jackpot winners for the January 8 drawing, there were plenty of high-tier Mega Millions winners. Five (5) Match 5 + 0 winners will be receiving checks for $250,000, unless they spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, which may entitle them to $1,000,000 prizes instead! The lottery winners bought their lucky tickets in Georgia, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Vermont.
There were also thirty-four (34) Match 4 + 1 winners 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. If any of these winners purchased Megaplier tickets, their prize winnings may be increased from the standard $10,000 to $40,000. That's a great return on their investment!
All together, there were 452,410 winning tickets sold for the January 8 drawing. Mega Millions winners will be receiving prize amounts between $2 and $250,000, with maybe even a few $1,000,000 Megaplier winners in the bunch!
When Is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for January 11, 2013 at 11 p.m. EDT. Friday's jackpot amount is an estimated $55,000,000 annuity, or $40,700,000 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.