Who wants to be a multimillionaire? The Jan. 28, 2014 Mega Millions jackpot continues to rise for the next lucky lottery winner. The Mega Millions winning numbers are now worth a whopping $71 million annuity, or $39 million in cold hard cash, according to New Jersey Lottery officials on Monday, Jan. 27.
With no top prize winner, the Mega Millions jackpot rolled to $71 million for the next drawing, to be held Tuesday, Jan. 28. If no one wins the tonight’s $71 million jackpot, the next grand prize may reach $85 million or more in time for Friday’s drawing. What would you spend your money on if you won tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot?
BREAKING NEWS: The Mega Millions winning numbers for January 28, 2014 are 7, 16, 28, 53, 60, the Mega Ball number is 2, and the Megaplier is X 3.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Monday, Jan. 27, that there was one Match 4 + 1 Mega Millions winner in the last drawing. The $5,000 New Jersey Mega Millions winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number for the third-tier prize in last Friday’s drawing.
The lucky ticket was purchased in was sold in Sussex County at Quick Chek #52, Route 206, Byram Township. In addition to the third prize winning ticket, there were thirteen $500 winning tickets sold, with one of those winners buying a Megaplier ticket for $2,500. Additionally, there were 76,941 New Jersey players who took home $145,709 in prizes ranging from $1 to $250. Carole Hedinger commented,
“Congratulations to the lottery winners and to the retailers that sold all of those winning tickets who purchased the winning tickets. For selling the winning tickets, the retailers have become many more Lottery ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”
Latest Mega Millions Numbers and Results
The most recent Mega Millions results for the Jan. 24, 2014 drawing, were 22, 45, 46, 47, 65, the Mega Ball number was 10, and the Megaplier was X 5. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $62M Jan. 24: California lottery winner cashes in for more details.
What Time is the Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2014, at 11 p.m. EST. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 p.m. EST 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 Jan. 28 Mega Millions jackpot? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 258,890,850. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 14.7.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball winning numbers from the Jan. 25 drawing were 8, 12, 18, 55, 57, and the red Powerball number was 2. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Jan. 29, at 10:59 p.m. EST. Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is $171 million annuity, or $97.6 million cash value.
Source: MegaMillions; New Jersey Lottery
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