Did you hear? There’s a New York Mega Millions winner! One lottery winner matched all six Mega Millions winning numbers for the September 18, 2012 drawing. The Mega Millions results are 5, 9, 22, 36, 49, the Mega Ball number is 36, and the Megaplier is X 3. The jackpot won was $15,000,000. It wasn’t a huge amount this time, but $15,000,000 is nothing to complain about!
Mega Millions Winners 9/18/2012
According to Mega Millions, there was just one (1) jackpot winner. The New York Lottery sold the winning ticket for Tuesday’s drawing. Now the New York Mega Millions winner will have a tough choice to make. Will he or she take the $15,000,000 in annuity payments paid out in 26 annual payments? Or will they take the one-time lump-sum payment of $11,000,000? Either way, taxes will have to be paid to Uncle Sam! Still, that’s not a bad haul for a $1 ticket!
Not only did someone win the jackpot, there are five (5) Match 5 + 0 winners for $250,000 each. Two (2) Mega Millions winners purchased winning tickets from the Virginia Lottery, and one (1) each from the Connecticut, New York, and Oregon Lottery commissions. If any of these winners spent an extra dollar for Megaplier tickets, their prize winnings may automatically increase to $1,000,000!
In addition to the big prizes, there are also twenty-two (22) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. The lottery winners matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, and the Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize. Since the Megaplier number is 3, any winners that purchased Megaplier options will have their prize winnings multiplied by 3 to $30,000 instead of the standard $10,000.
How many Mega Millions tickets did you buy? Are you one of the September 18 Mega Millions winners? If so, how much did you win?
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing on September 21, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Since someone won last night’s jackpot, the new amount was reset to a minimum of $12,000,000 annuity, or $9,000,000 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.
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.