Who wouldn't love to be Friday's Mega Millions jackpot lottery winner? Picking all six Mega Millions winning numbers on Dec. 6, 2013, could get you a mind-blowing $297 million jackpot, or a one time cash prize of $158 million. According to Florida Lottery officials on Dec. 5, that's millions of reasons to buy a lottery ticket today!
New Jersey Lottery officials on Dec. 6, announced that the original estimated jackpot amount of $291 million has just been increased to $297 million due to brisk sales and high interest. Tonight's jackpot is now the eighth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history!
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for December 6, 2013 are 11, 29, 44, 63, 64, the Mega Ball number is 3, and the Megaplier is X 3.
According to Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery,
"New Jersey loves to hand out winnings to its players. When the Mega Millions game enhancements were made back in October, they were designed to increase the number of players who would win prizes and allow the jackpots to climb higher, and that has proven to be effective."
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot of $297 million can be taken in 26 annual payments, or as a one time lump sum payment of $158 million in cold hard cash if you have to have it all right now to buy Christmas presents! Both options are before taxes are deducted. Which option would you choose if you found out you were the Dec. 6, 2013 Mega Millions jackpot winner?
If no one wins matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers tonight, the next Mega Millions jackpot just may reach $320 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around. That's when "Lottery Frenzy" kicks into high gear!
What Time is Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2013, at 11 p.m. ET. 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.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers Results
The Powerball winning numbers for Dec. 4, 2013, were 6, 9, 11, 31, 44, and the red Powerball number was 25. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday night. Read the article Powerball winning numbers $81M Dec. 4: Florida Powerball lottery winner wins big for more details. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 for an estimated $100 million. Don't miss it!
Sources: MegaMillions.com; New Jersey Lottery, Florida Lottery
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