Wouldn't you love to be Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot winner? Matching all six Mega Millions winning numbers on April 8, 2014, could land you an enormous $15 million lottery prize. According to New Jersey lottery officials on Monday, April 7, the cash value option is $8.3 million, and that's millions of good reasons to buy a lottery ticket for tonight's drawing!
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot of $15 million can be taken in 30 annual payments, or as a one time lump sum payment of $8.3 million in cold hard cash. Unfortunately, both options are before state and federal taxes are deducted. Which option would you choose if you found out you were the April 8 Mega Millions jackpot winner? If no one wins matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers tonight, the next Mega Millions jackpot may reach $25 million or more in time for the next drawing.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for April 8, 2014 are 35, 36, 41, 60, 71, the Mega Ball is 3, and the Megaplier is X 3.
California Mega Millions Winners Strike It Rich
Meanwhile, California Lottery officials on Tuesday, April 8, announced another Mega Millions winner is $233,000 richer after hitting just the right combination of lottery numbers in the last drawing. Deogracias Pingul of Union City, California, matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers, missing only the gold Mega Ball number for the second-tier prize. He purchased his lucky ticket at Island Pacific Supermarket, which is located at 4122 Dyer Street in Union City (Alameda County) for the April 4 drawing.
Pingul told California Lottery officials he thinks of himself as “a regular lottery player". He said that he won a dollar on another game and figured he would just buy a Mega Millions Quick Pick since it was only one dollar. That was a smart decision and paid off handsomely for the California Mega Millions winner!
In other lottery news, the $30 million California Mega Millions jackpot winner still hasn't come forward to claim his or her prize. The lottery winner hit ALL six Mega Millions winning numbers for the entire jackpot on April 4. That winning lottery ticket was purchased at the Century City 76 station located at 10389 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.
According to the California Lottery website, they
"strongly urge the lucky winner to sign the back of their ticket in ink, obviously keep it in a safe place and visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Jackpot winners have a full year from the date of the draw to claim their prizes."
When is the Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for April 8, 2014, at 11 p.m. EDT. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 p.m. EST at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 each, and another $1 for the Megaplier option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers Results
The Powerball winning numbers for April 5, 2014, were 11, 21, 26, 33, 34, and the red Powerball number was 29. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday night. Read the article Powerball winning numbers $70M April 5: Powerball jackpot winner will be rich for more details. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9 for an estimated $80 million. Don't miss it!
Sources: Mega Millions; New Jersey Lottery; California Lottery
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