January 3 Mega Millions Winning Numbers and Lottery Results: Jackpot Climbs to $25M

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Are you a Mega Millions lottery winner? The Mega Millions winning numbers for January 3, 2012 are 2, 3, 15, 22, 36, the Mega Ball number is 23, and the Megaplier number is X 2. Unfortunately, there were no Mega Millions jackpot winners, but the good news is there were hundreds of thousands of smaller Mega Millions prizes won in Tuesday’s drawing. Go check your tickets now. You could be one of the lucky lottery winners!

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Mega Millions Results January 3, 2012

There were six (6) Match 5 + 0 winners for $250,000 each. Two (2) of the Mega Millions winners purchased their tickets from the California Lottery, two (2) from the New York Lottery, and one (1) each in Oregon and Wisconsin. The winners matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number.

If any of these winners also purchased Megaplier tickets, their winnings would automatically increase to $1,000,000! If they didn’t spend an extra buck on the Megaplier option, these second-tier winners will be crying over their cereal Wednesday morning when they discover they could have been millionaires for just one dollar more!

There were also twenty-eight (28) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Since Tuesday’s Megaplier number was 2, any Megaplier ticket holders with these lottery numbers will see their prizes instantly multiplied to $20,000 each. A total of 453,574 lottery winners won prizes ranging from between $2 and at least $250,000, with the possibility of a few millionaires thrown in for good measure!

When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?

The next Mega Millions drawing is January 6, 2012 at 11:00pm ET. Next Friday’s estimated lottery jackpot is $25,000,000 annuity paid out in 26 annual payments, or $18,300,000 as a one-time lump-sum cash payment, before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The final Mega Millions results are usually available within a few hours of the drawing.

Please Play Responsibly

Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don’t spend more than you’re willing to lose.

See all Donna’s Mega Millions results and Powerball results at Gather.com.

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