Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mass Lottery Mega Millions Infects East with Lottery Fever

Find out Mega Millions winning numbers Friday

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has gotten huge since the Mega Millions winning numbers announced yesterday haven’t resulted in a winner yet. If the Mega Millions lottery results Friday end up in a win, the lucky lottery ticket holder will win $325 million, the third biggest mega millions jackpot ever.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Last night, the Mega Millions jackpot rose by a whopping $73 million to its third largest prize ever: $325 million. The only bigger prizes left a lot of loot in Cape May County, N.J., in 2007.

The $325 million up for grabs on Friday is the total for 26 payouts over 25 years. Can’t wait? The cash windfall is $206.4 million (minus no small fortune in taxes).The numbers no one completely matched last night were 3, 12, 19, 22 and 40, with a Mega Ball of 2.

Smaller prizes from Mega Millions winning numbers

Though no one had the Mega Millions winning numbers, cash prizes were still handed out, as 24 lucky people won $250,000 a piece. The prizes went to people who had the first five Mega Millions winning numbers.

Even after taxes, the winners probably won’t have to worry about debt survival anymore.

Mass Lottery Mega Millions fever spreads

ABC News reports that tickets are selling even more than usual now as even non-gambling types are willing to spend $1 with the hopes of getting the Mega Millions winning numbers. From ABC:

The unusually high lottery prize has drawn in players in each of the 12 participating states as people dream of getting rich off their $1 investment.

“With jackpots of this size, you start to see people who don’t normally play a game like Mega Millions buying a ticket,” said Dominick DeMarco, a spokesman for the New Jersey Lottery. “They may notice it’s over 100 million, and they’ll say, ‘OK, I’ll take a shot at it.’” … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Mass Lottery Mega Millions Infects East with Lottery Fever

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