Congratulations to the May 31, 2013 New Jersey Mega Millions jackpot winner! Friday’s Mega Millions winning numbers are 2, 20, 26, 44, 46, the Mega Ball number is 26, and the Megaplier is X 3. One sole lottery winner from New Jersey will take home the $30 million jackpot, according to Mega Millions lottery officials on May 31.
Mega Millions Results and Lottery Winners
The final Mega Millions results for May 31, 2013 shows that a number of high-tier lottery winners will be receiving checks for millions of dollars in prize money very soon!
In addition to the $30 million New Jersey Mega Millions jackpot winner, there are also nine Match 5 + 0 winners. Two second-tier winners purchased their tickets from the California Lottery and will receive $79,176 each. Two winners purchased their tickets from the New York Lottery, and one winning ticket was sold in Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania for $250,000 each. The winners matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers, missing only the gold Mega ball number for the second-tier prize. If any of these winners spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, they may be instant millionaires!
There were also 26 Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Megaplier ticket holders may see their prize winnings increased to $30,000 instead of the standard prize of $10,000. Each $10,000 Mega Millions winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize.
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.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for June 4, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Because the New Jersey Mega Millions lottery winner won the $30 million jackpot, Tuesday’s jackpot will be reset and is now worth $12 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.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for June 1, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s estimated jackpot is $40 million annuity, or $24.9 million for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. Both options are before taxes are deducted. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Tickets cost $2 each.
Disclaimer: Every effort is made to ensure the Mega Millions winning numbers are correct, however mistakes can happen. Please be sure to check the megamillions.com website for total accuracy.
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