Will anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday, Jan. 1? It's anyone's guess! The New Year's Day Mega Millions winning numbers are worth a whopping $30 million according to lottery officials, and that's 30 million reasons to buy a ticket today!
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot of $30 million can be taken in 26 annual payments, or as a one time lump sum payment of $23 million in cash. Which option would you choose if you're the lucky lottery winner?
If no one wins matches all six Mega Millions winning numbers in the Tuesday, Jan. 1 drawing, the next Mega Millions jackpot may reach $40 million or more by the Friday, Jan. 4 drawing.
Meanwhile, New York lottery players are still waiting to find out who the latest New York Mega Millions winner is. On Monday, Dec. 31, Syracuse News reported a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 had not been claimed yet. The winning ticket was purchased at The Depot, 6497 E. Seneca Turnpike, in Jamesville, New York, for the Friday, Dec. 28 drawing. The lottery winner matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for the second-tier prize.
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for January 1, 2013, are 4, 11, 21, 25, 44, the Mega Ball number is 29, and the Megaplier number is X 4.
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