Feeling lucky tonight? Hopefully you bought the winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket! The May 3, 2013 Mega Millions winning lottery numbers are worth $126 million annuity, California lottery officials announced Friday. Tonight’s estimated one-time cash option is $95 million.
UPDATE: The May 3, 2013 Mega Millions winning lottery numbers are 2, 20, 34, 42, 54, the Mega Ball is 39, and the Megaplier is X 2.
California lottery officials also said Friday, May 3,
“Regardless of which game you happen to favor, both the MegaMillions jackpot and the Powerball jackpot are life-altering. No one hit all six numbers in the most recent draws for both games, so the jackpots for this weekend are both well in excess of $100 million.”
Will anyone win the May 3 Mega Millions jackpot? It’s anyone’s guess until the drawing tonight at 11 p.m. California lottery officials commented Friday, “The California retailer who sells the jackpot-winning ticket will receive a bonus of $630,000.” It’s a win-win for both the Mega Millions jackpot winner, and the retailer!
Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 p.m. EDT at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.” Tickets cost $1 each, and another $1 for the Megaplier option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
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 3, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Friday’s estimated jackpot is $126 annuity, or $95 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.
Lastest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for May 1, 2013, were 22, 26, 31, 54, 55, and the red Powerball number was 18. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for May 4, 2013, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s estimated jackpot is $191 million annuity, or $124.7 million cash value.
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