How would you like to be $189 million richer when you wake up? The Mega Millions winning numbers for the Oct. 1, 2013 drawing are worth a mind-blowing $189 million, and that's 189 million reasons to take a chance and buy a lottery ticket today! The one-time cash lump sum option is $129 million, according to New Jersey Lottery officials on Sept. 30. Even after state and federal taxes are deducted, you'll still be filthy rich.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for October 1, 2013 are 7, 10, 30, 37, 53, the Mega Ball number is 1, and the Megaplier number is X 3.
Tuesday's $189 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery winner will have to choose between 26 annuity payments, or take the entire one time cash lump-sum payment of $129 million for their prize. Which option would you choose if you end up being the Oct. 1 Mega Millions jackpot winner?
New Jersey Lottery Winners in a Winning Streak
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Monday, Sept. 30, that they had one (1) $1 million Mega Millions winner, one (1) $250,000 lottery winner, and seven (7) $10,000 winners in the last Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Sept. 27. In other words, New Jersey lottery winners are on a roll! Can their luck hold out for the Oct. 1 drawing?
The lucky $1 million New Jersey Mega Millions winner purchased their lucky ticket in Atlantic County at McKee City Lukoil, 6101 Black Horse Pike, in McKee City. The lottery winner matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers, missing only the gold Mega Ball number for the second-tier prize.
The $250,000 New Jersey Mega Millions winner bought their winning ticket in Ocean County at 7-11 #16497 (S), 524 Lacey Rd., in Forked River. The winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize.
Carol Hedinger commented,
"Congratulations to the lottery winners and to the retailers that sold the winning tickets. For selling the winning tickets, the retailers have become nine more Lottery ‘lucky locations’ overnight."
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in lottery history was $656 million (cash option of $474 million). It was split by three Mega Millions lottery winners on March 30, 2012. See the article Illinois, Kansas, Maryland lottery winners share Mega Millions winning numbers for more details.
What Time is Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2013, at 11 p.m. EDT. Tuesday's estimated jackpot is $189 million annuity, or $129 million cash-value before taxes. 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 on Tuesday, Oct. 1? 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 for Sept. 28, 2013, were 14, 47, 52, 53, 54, and the red Powerball number is 5. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Powerball winning numbers $60M Sept. 28: Powerball jackpot winners will be rich for more information. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Oct. 2, 2013, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is $70 million annuity, or $40.1 million cash value. Don't miss it!
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