Mega Millions Winning Numbers Update: December 16 Lottery Results, Jackpot Soars to $152M

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The Mega Millions results are in, and there are thousands of lottery winners! The Mega Millions winning numbers for December 16, 2011 are 2, 4, 26, 36, 39, the Mega Ball number is 27, and the Megaplier number is X 3. Although there were no Mega Millions jackpot winners in Friday’s drawing, there were over one-million winning lottery tickets sold. What are you waiting for? Go check your tickets to see if you are a millionaire! Like the New York Lottery says, “Hey, You Never Know!”


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Mega Millions Results 12/16/2011

There were thirteen (13) second-tier winners for $250,000 each. Seven (7) lottery winners bought their tickets from the California Lottery, three (3) Mega Millions winners purchased their tickets from the New York Lottery, two (2) from the Texas Lottery, and one (1) from the Virginia Lottery. If any of these players also added the Megaplier option to their tickets for an extra dollar, those lottery winners will be celebrating Christmas as happy millionaires!

In addition to the $250,000 Mega Millions winners, there were also sixty-two (62) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Each Mega Millions winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize.

Since the Megaplier number for Friday’s drawing was X 3, any winners purchasing Megaplier tickets will see their winnings instantly jump to $30,000 each by having the Megaplier number multiplied. Can you imagine missing the $1,000,000 prize by just $1?

All together, there were 1,070,765 Mega Millions winning tickets ranging from between $2 and $250,000—or even $1,000,000—that were sold for the December 16th drawing.

If you believe you’re one of these lucky lottery winners, Mega Millions officials strongly encourage you to sign the back of your tickets immediately and put them in a safe place until you can claim your fortunes. In most cases, especially with big prize amounts, you’ll have to wait patiently until your area lottery headquarters open on Monday morning to bring in your winning tickets and claim your prizes. Can you wait that long?

When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?

If you didn’t win a Mega Millions prize last night, don’t despair. You’ll get another chance at being a multimillionaire on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:00pm ET. The estimated Mega Millions jackpot will be an amazing $152,000,000 annuity, or $113,600,000 one-time cash lump-sum, so don’t miss it!

The Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn on 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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