Feeling lucky tonight? Then hopefully you bought Friday's winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket. The March 8, 2013 Mega Millions winning numbers are worth $33,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash payment of $24,000,000. Both amounts are before taxes, so make sure you put aside 25 percent for federal taxes, and whatever your state requires for lottery winnings. Even after all those deductions, you'll still end up with a nice size pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
If no one matches all six lottery numbers Friday night, the next jackpot may reach as much as $40,000,000 or more for the March 12 drawing.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Friday, March 8, 2013 Mega Millions results.
Unclaimed California Mega Millions Ticket Expires Soon
Can you imagine losing $170,827? That's exactly what's going to happen to the California Mega Millions winner if they don't find their winning ticket and claim it before it expires on March 13, 2013. California Lottery officials say winners only have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their ticket, otherwise the unclaimed funds will be transferred to California schools.
The California lottery winner matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers (16, 17, 21, 40, 51), but not the gold Mega Ball number (20), for the September 14, 2012 drawing. The second-tier ticket was purchased at the Escape Snack Bar, 3360 32nd Street Naval Base in San Diego.
If you purchased any lottery tickets from the Escape Snack Bar during September of last year, make sure you dig them out now and check the Mega Millions results. If you're holding the winning ticket, make sure to sign the back, put it in a safe place, and claim it at California Lottery headquarters as soon as possible. If you don't get there by March 13, you could lose out on $170,827.
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for March 5, 2013, were 6, 20, 39, 41, 46 the Mega Ball number was 42, and the Megaplier number was X 3. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing on March 8, 2013 is scheduled for 11 p.m. EST. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn live Tuesday and Friday evenings, and is played in 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The final Mega Millions results are usually available within a few hours of the drawing.