Did anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, July 26? You betcha! Congrats to the New Jersey Mega Millions lottery winner! The Mega Millions winning numbers are 4, 22, 23, 27, 38, the Mega Ball number is 42, and the Megaplier is X 4, announced New Jersey Lottery officials July 26, 2013.
New Jersey lottery winners are on a winning streak! Not only did the New Jersey lottery winner hit the $19 million jackpot Friday night, but another New Jersey Mega Millions lottery winner matched all six Mega Millions winning numbers for the $30 million jackpot on May 31, another New Jersey Mega Millions winner hit the jackpot and shared a $198 million jackpot on May 17, and yet another New Jersey Mega Millions winner scored an $89 million jackpot on January 25! Way to go New Jersey!
The New Jersey Mega Millions jackpot lottery winner isn’t the only one taking home millions of dollars from the Friday, July 26 drawing. According to Mega Millions lottery officials, one (1) New York Lottery winner, and one (1) Texas Lottery winner each matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers, missing only the gold Mega Ball number for the second-tier prize of $250,000. A lucky Megaplier ticket could make these winners instant millionaires!
Additionally, twenty-three (23) Match 4 + 1 winners matched four out of five Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number for $10,000 each. If any of these third-tier winners also purchased the Megaplier option for an extra dollar, they may have their prize winnings multiplied to $40,000 instead!
If you purchased winning Mega Millions lottery tickets from any of these states, check your tickets ASAP. You could be one of the lucky July 26 Mega Millions lottery winners! Sign the back of your ticket immediately, put it in a safe place, and contact your local lottery headquarters as soon as possible to claim your prize.
Again, congratulations to the latest New Jersey Mega Millions jackpot winner! What are you planning to spend all your millions on?
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for July 30, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Tuesday’s estimated jackpot is back down to $12 million annuity, or $8 cash-value before taxes. 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.
What Time is the July 27 Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for July 27, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s estimated jackpot is an amazing $196 million annuity, or $114.6 million for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. Both options are before taxes. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EDT in Florida. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
Sources: MegaMillions.com; New Jersey Lottery
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