A $160 million Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs tonight! Will anyone match the Mega Millions winning numbers on Sept. 24, 2013, and take home the huge grand prize? It's anyone's guess, so keep your lottery tickets handy for Tuesday's drawing. The one-time cash option is also worth a bundle tempting players with $109 million, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Monday, Sept. 23.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for September 24, 2013, are 4, 11, 32, 39, 40, the Mega Ball number is 33, and the Megaplier is X 3.
Hopeful lottery winners across the country are betting they have the winning jackpot ticket for Tuesday's drawing. As tonight's Mega Millions winner, you'll have a tough decision to make. Will you choose between the annuity option of $160 million paid out over 26 years, or the one-time cash lump sum payment of $109 million? Unfortunately, both Mega Millions prize options are before taxes.
Meanwhile, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery Carole Hedinger, announced Monday, Sept. 23, that three New Jersey Mega Millions lottery winners matched the correct Mega Millions winning numbers to score one $20,000 prize, and two $10,000 prizes in the last drawing.
The third-tier prizes are normally worth a standard amount of $10,000, however, one of the lucky New Jersey lottery winners spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option which automatically doubled the prize to $20,000!
The $20,000 winning ticket was purchased at Two Lucky Convenience Store, 1401 Maple Ave., in Hillside, New Jersey. One of the $10,000 Mega Millions winning tickets was sold at the Paramus Food Center, 548 Paramus Rd., in Paramus, and the other was bought at Glen Oaks Liquors, 1170 Chews Landing Rd., in Laurel Springs, New Jersey. All three New Jersey lottery winners matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number for the Friday, Sept. 20 drawing.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. 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. Tickets cost $1 each, and another $1 for the Megaplier option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
What's the probability of winning the Mega Millions jackpot? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 175,711,536. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 40.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball winning numbers from the Sept. 21 drawing were 12, 17, 45, 54, 58, and the red Powerball number was 13. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Powerball winning numbers: Florida, New Jersey, Michigan lottery winners hit $1M for more details. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday's jackpot amount is $50 million annuity, or $28.2 million cash value.
Sources: MegaMillions.com; Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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