With the massive Powerball jackpot out of the way, hopeful lottery winners can concentrate on picking the right Mega Millions winning numbers for the March 26, 2013 drawing. Tuesday's jackpot is worth $26,000,000Â—a lot less than the New Jersey Powerball winner will get for last week's drawing. The Mega Millions cash option is even smaller, but at $19,200,000, it's still a lot of moneyÂ—even after state and federal taxes are deducted!
If no one matches all six Mega Millions numbers Tuesday night, the next jackpot will likely reach $35,000,000 for the Friday, March 29 drawing.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Mega Millions results.
California Mega Millions Winning Ticket Remains Unclaimed
Can you imagine flushing over $150,000 down the drain? That's what will happen if one California lottery winner doesn't claim their $156,712 Mega Millions winning ticket before it expires. According to California Lottery officials, someone purchased the lucky ticket at Super Stop Liquor, 34469 Golden Lantern, in Dana Point (Orange County), sixty days ago for the January 25 drawing. The lottery winner matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers (11, 12, 17, 31, 48), but not the gold Mega Ball number of 1, for the second-tier prize.
The California Mega Millions winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim a ticketÂ—in other words, the ticket will expire on July 24, 2013 at 5 p.m. Who knows what happened to the ticket? Some lottery winners throw their tickets in a drawer and forget them. Maybe the Mega Millions winner lost their ticket, or threw it away by mistake. Whatever the reason, many lottery tickets worth million of dollars go unclaimed every year. Don't let this happen to you! Check your drawers, pockets, and wallet for lottery tickets. Lottery officials strongly encourage you to sign the back of your tickets immediately, put them in a safe place, and claim them as soon as possible.
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for March 22, 2013, were 14, 27, 34, 37, 41, the Mega Ball number was 38, and the Megaplier was X 4. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
What Time is Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing on March 26, 2013 is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET. Tuesday's estimated jackpot is $26,000,000 annuity, or a one-time payment of $19,200,000. 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.