St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Did you have the luck of the Irish when picking tonight's Mega Millions winning numbers? The March 12, 2013 Mega Millions estimated jackpot is worth $41,000,000 annuity, or $29,000,000 in cash. Luck or no luck, if you end up being Tuesday's Mega Millions winner, you'll have to put aside 25 percent for federal taxes, and whatever your state imposes for taxes. Even after all the deductions, you'll feel like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when you cash in your winning ticket!
If no one matches all six Mega Millions numbers Tuesday night, the next jackpot may rise to $50,000,000 or more for the March 15 drawing.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Mega Millions results.
California Mega Millions Winner Claims $630,786 Lottery Prize
Congrats to the latest California lottery winner! It's taken a few weeks, but Ami Chand finally claimed his enormous Mega Millions winning ticket. Thing is, Chand doesn't check his tickets very often. He says he purchases the same amount of lottery tickets for each drawing, then puts them in a drawer and forgets about them for about a month. When he got around to checking them, he realized he had won a whopping $630,786 prize by matching five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the gold Mega Ball number for the February 26 drawing.
Chand's lucky lottery numbers were 6, 7, 13, 15, 43, but missing only the Mega Ball number of 7. He purchased his Mega Millions winning ticket at Gonzales Liquor Market, 1845 West Katella Avenue in Anaheim (Orange County), California. He told California Lottery officials the prize couldn't have come at a better time as he had been laid off two years ago and only working part-time since then. Chand says he plans to pay off his bills and send his two kids to college.
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for March 8, 2013, were 4, 11, 25, 34, 35 the Mega Ball number was 44, and the Megaplier number was X 4. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing on March 12, 2013 is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET. 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.