Hundreds of thousands of hopeful Mega Millions winners are wondering if they matched all six Mega Millions winning numbers for the January 18, 2013 drawing. Friday's Mega Millions results are 8, 18, 25, 42, 49, the Mega Ball number is 14, and the Megaplier number is X 3. Unfortunately, no one won the $70,000,000 jackpot this time, but not to worry. The grand prize keeps growing and growing and will be worth $80,000,000 when the next drawing rolls around.
Mega Millions Lottery Winners 1/18/2013
Although everyone is disappointed they missed out on the enormous jackpot, there are still plenty of happy lottery winners that'll be taking home huge checks for Friday's drawing. There were eight (8) Match 5 + 0 winners last night that purchased their tickets in California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Virginia. All but the California Mega Millions winner will receive checks for $250,000. The California winner will get a check for $272,736 because Mega Millions prize amounts are pari-mutuel, and may vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners.
In addition to the second-tier winners, there were twenty-one (21) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. They matched four out of five white Mega Millions numbers, and the Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize. If any of these winners purchased Megaplier tickets, they may have their prizes multiplied by the Megaplier of 3 for $30,000 instead of the standard $10,000 amount.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for January 22, 2013 at 11 p.m. EST. Tuesday's jackpot amount is an estimated $80,000,000 annuity, or $59,000,000 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.