The $600 million Powerball jackpot isn’t the only game that’s begging for a lottery winner. The Mega Millions winning numbers for the May 17, 2013 drawing are worth a whopping $190 million, and that’s 190 million reasons to take a chance and buy a ticket Friday night. According to ABC 10 NEWS on Friday, May 17,
“In San Diego, excitement is building with more than a half billion dollars up for grabs in two lottery drawings over the weekend. The jackpot prize for Mega Millions is $190 million. Jennifer Murphy and Kathy Thomas, who work at a 7-Eleven store in Kearny Mesa, told 10News they probably did double the ticket sales on Friday of a regular day in just the first few hours after the machine was fired up. “It’s been a zoo in here,” Murphy said. “I said earlier one out of two people, now it’s more like nine out of ten people buying tickets.”
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for May 17, 2013 are 11, 15, 35, 43, 49, the Mega Ball number is 41, and the Megaplier number is X 4.
Friday’s $190 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery winner will have to choose between 26 annuity payments, or take the entire one time cash lump-sum payment of $140 million for their prize. Which option would you choose if you end up being the May 17 Mega Millions jackpot winner?
What’s the probability of winning the Mega Millions jackpot? 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.”
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in lottery history was $656 million (cash option of $474 million). It was split by three Mega Millions lottery winners on March 30, 2012. See the article Illinois, Kansas, Maryland lottery winners share Mega Millions winning numbers for more details.
What Time is Tonight’s Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for May 17, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Friday’s estimated jackpot is $190 million annuity, or $140 million cash-value 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.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for May 15, 2013, were 2, 11, 26, 34, 41, and the red Powerball number was 32. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Powerball winning numbers: California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York winners for more information. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for May 18, 2013, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s estimated jackpot is $600 million annuity, or $376.9 million cash value.
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