Who wants to be a multimillionaire? You’re not alone! Hopeful lottery winners are betting they have the lucky Mega Millions winning numbers for the July 9, 2013 drawing. The Mega Millions jackpot is worth $12 million annuity, or $8 million in cash, according to Latinos Post on Tuesday, July 9.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot of $12 million can be taken in 26 annual payments, or as a one-time lump sum payment of $8 million in cold hard cash. If you end up being the July 9 Mega Millions jackpot winner, would you choose the annuity option, or all cash?
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, July 9, California Lottery officials announced a Mega Millions winning ticket worth $215,136 is still unclaimed. The lucky ticket was sold at a Safeway supermarket, 3970 Rivermark Plaza, in Santa Clara. It matched Mega Millions winning numbers 17, 30, 41, 48 and 54, missing only the Mega Ball number of 13, way back on April 9. Lottery officials want to remind the California Mega Millions winner that they only have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, otherwise they forfeit it.
If no one wins matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers in Tuesday’s drawing, the next Mega Millions jackpot will most likely reach $15 million by the time the Friday, July 12 drawing rolls around!
What’s the probability of winning the Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday, July 9? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 175,711,536. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 40.
Tickets cost $1 each, and another $1 for the Megaplier option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings. According to Mega Millions lottery officials, “you choose six Mega Millions numbers and there are nine exciting ways to win in the game. If you are a Mega Millions jackpot winner, you will have the choice of a cash option or an annual payout. The annuity option provides annual payments over a 26-year period. For every $1 million in the jackpot, you will receive approximately $38,500 per year before taxes.”
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In other lottery news, the Powerball winning numbers for July 6, 2013, were 2, 13, 35, 36, 52, and the red Powerball number is 11. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday night. Read the article Powerball winning numbers results: Louisiana, Missouri lottery winners score for more details. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 for an estimated $105 million. Don’t miss it!
Source: MegaMillions.com; Powerball.com
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