Wouldn't you love to be Friday's Mega Millions jackpot winner? Matching all six Mega Millions winning numbers on March 28, 2014, could land you a $15 million lottery prize. The cash value option is $8.3 million if taken as a lump sum, according to Jackson Daily News on Friday, March 28, and that's millions of good reasons to buy a lottery ticket today!
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot of $15 million can be taken in 30 annual payments, or as a one time cash payment of $8.3 million in cold hard cash. Unfortunately, both options are before taxes are deducted. Which option would you choose if you found out you were the March 28, 2014 Mega Millions jackpot winner? One thing's for sure, if you win the $15 million jackpot, you'll probably have enough to retire on!
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for March 28, 2014 are 2, 3, 9, 50, 73, the Mega Ball is 12, and the Megaplier is X 3.
New York Mega Millions Lottery Winner Hits $20M Jackpot
Meanwhile, CBS News on Thursday, March 27, reported the search is on for the New York Mega Millions winner that hit the $20 million jackpot during the last drawing. There was only one Mega Millions winning jackpot ticket sold in Long Island, N.Y., and that person hasn't come forward to claim his or her prize yet.
The New York lottery winner matched all six Mega Millions winning numbers (19, 26, 51, 57, 73, plus the Mega Ball of 15) for the March 25 drawing. The lucky winner purchased their ticket at the Gascon gas station convenience store, located at 443 Middle Country Rd. in Coram.
Gascon manager Selcuk Sevindik exclaimed,
"Lotto company called us – they said, ‘Congratulations, you sold the winning ticket.’ I said, ‘what? Can you tell me again?’ He said, ‘Congratulations you sold the $20 million winning ticket.’ I said, ‘Oh my God.' I was so excited."
Mega Millions lottery officials announced on March 26, that this is the third time the Mega Millions jackpot has been won this year. A $61 million prize was claimed by a Tennessee winner in January, and a $414 million jackpot (the third-largest in the game’s history) was split between winners in Florida and Maryland on March 18.
What Time is Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for March 28, 2014, at 11 p.m. EDT. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 p.m. EDT 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.
If no one wins matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers tonight, the next Mega Millions jackpot will most likely climb to $20 million by the time the next drawing rolls around!
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers Results
The Powerball winning numbers for March 26, 2014 were 28, 33, 41, 44, 59, and the red Powerball number is 21. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday night. Read the article Powerball winning numbers $40M March 26: Missouri jackpot lottery winner still missing for more details. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 for an estimated $50 million. Don't miss it!
Sources: Mega Millions; New York Lottery; CBS News; Jackson Daily News
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