Tuesday, December 17, 2013

MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot Grows To $586 Million

With no jackpot winner in last Friday’s MEGA MILLIONS® drawing, players now have the chance to win an estimated $586 million in the Tuesday, December 17, 2013 drawing. This is the second-largest MEGA MILLIONS jackpot in the multi-state game’s history.

In the last drawing, two Quick Pick tickets sold in Florida matched the first five numbers and each won $1 million. The locations that sold the $1 million winning tickets were 7-Eleven, located at 10721 Miller Road in Miami, and 7-Eleven, located at 401 Seabreeze Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale.

“We are thrilled that two of our players were made millionaires over the weekend,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. ”We are hopeful that Tuesday night’s drawing will produce even more Florida winners!”

The odds of winning the over half-billion dollar MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850.

Each Tuesday and Friday night MEGA MILLIONS® drawings are conducted, in which five out of 75 numbers (white balls) and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 15 (gold ball) will be drawn at random. There are nine ways to win MEGA MILLIONS prizes by matching the winning numbers drawn in the official drawing for the date played. Match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot or match any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations to win other great cash prizes!

All MEGA MILLIONS prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all MEGA MILLIONS states. The jackpot will be paid in 30 graduated annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next MEGA MILLIONS drawing.

All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date. Federal income taxes will be withheld from MEGA MILLIONS prizes as required by the Internal Revenue Code at the time payments are made. Any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the winner. Prizes of up to $1 million may be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. Prizes of more than $1 million must be claimed at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

You can always view the latest winning number results for all Florida Lottery games HERE.