Mega Millions Winning Numbers Hit $26M March 5: New Jersey Lottery Winner Scores Big Prize

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Are you hoping to be the big Mega Millions jackpot winner tonight? You’re not alone! The March 5, 2013 Mega Millions winning numbers are worth a whopping $26,000,000 annuity, or $19,000,000 in cold hard cash. Everyone and their brother is standing in line hoping to match all six lottery numbers just like you. Hopefully you have the winning ticket!

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is high—1 in 175,711,536. However, it only takes one ticket to win, and the cost is only $1, so the investment is low if you end up winning. Tuesday’s Mega Millions winner will have to make a choice between the annuity or cash option. According to lottery officials, jackpot winners who choose the annuity method will receive 26 annual Mega Millions payments. For every $1,000,000 in the jackpot, you’ll receive approximately $38,500 per year before taxes.

If no one matches all six lottery numbers Tuesday night, the next jackpot may reach as much as $32,000,000 or more for the March 8 drawing.

Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Mega Millions results.

New Jersey Mega Millions Winner Scores $10,000

New Jersey Lottery officials announced there was one Match 4 + 1 winner for Friday’s drawing. The third-tier lottery winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, and the gold Mega Ball number for $10,000. Had the winner spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, they would have had their prize winnings multiplied to $40,000 instead.

The $10,000 winning ticket was sold in Bergen County at Shop Rite of Palisades Park, 201 Roosevelt Place, Palisades Park for the March 1 drawing. “For selling the winning ticket, Shop Rite of Palisades Park, has become one more of Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight,” said Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery.

Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results

The most recent Mega Millions results for March 1, 2013, were 17, 30, 38, 43, 51 the Mega Ball number is 20, and the Megaplier number is X 4. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.

When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?

The next Mega Millions drawing on March 5, 2013 is scheduled for 11 p.m. EST. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn live Tuesday and Friday evenings, and is played 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.

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

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