Will anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013? Are you betting you have tonight's winning lottery ticket with the correct Mega Millions winning numbers on it? According to California lottery officials Wednesday, Sept. 25, the lucky Mega Millions numbers are worth a life-changing prize of $173 million, and that's 173 million reasons to buy a lottery ticket today!
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot of $173 million can be taken in 26 annual payments, or as a one-time lump sum payment of $119 million in cold hard cash. If you end up matching all six Mega Millions winning numbers on Sept. 27, would you choose the annuity option, or all cash? Remember to put some of your fortune aside for Uncle Sam as state and federal taxes have to be deducted first.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for September 27, 2013 are 9, 23, 27, 49, 51, the Mega Ball number is 38, and the Megaplier is X 2.
California Mega Millions Lottery Winner Hits $700K
Meanwhile, California Lottery officials announced on Wednesday, Sept. 25, that one California Mega Millions winner hit five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers (4, 11, 32, 39, and 40), but not the gold Mega Ball number (33) during the last drawing for a prize worth a whopping $713,203!
The California lottery winner's lucky Mega Millions winning ticket was purchased at Kinly Donuts, which is located at 2000 West Manchester Avenue in Los Angeles for the Tuesday, Sept. 24 drawing. If you're holding the winning lottery ticket, don't wait too long to claim it. You only have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your $713,203 prize!
If no one wins matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers in Friday's drawing, the next Mega Millions jackpot will most likely reach $190 million by the time the Tuesday, Oct. 1 drawing rolls around!
What's the probability of winning the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, Sept. 27? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 175,711,536, meaning you are 251 times more likely to be hit by lightning. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 40.
What Time is the Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Sept. 27, 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. Mega Millions tickets cost $1 each, and another $1 for the Megaplier option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
Latest Powerball Results
In other lottery news, the Powerball winning numbers for September 25, 2013 were 2, 7, 17, 49, 53, and the red Powerball number was 23. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday night. Read the article Powerball winning numbers $50M Sept. 25: California lottery winner to lose $465K for more details. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 for an estimated $60 million. Don't miss it!
Source: MegaMillions.com; Powerball.com
Photo Credit: Mega Millions Jackpot Money by Stock.xchng; mokra