If you buy lottery tickets, you’re probably wondering did anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot on April 29, 2014? Tuesday’s Mega Millions winning lottery numbers were 7, 43, 59, 61, 66, the Mega Ball number was 3, and the Megaplier was X 3, according to MLive.com News on Wednesday, April 30. The bad news is that while there were more than 1.3 million Mega Millions winners, no one was lucky enough to win the enormous $68 million jackpot. The good news is the jackpot rolled over and is now worth $81 million in time for the next drawing!
Mega Millions.com also announced on April 29 that not only were there no big jackpot winners in last night’s drawing, but there were no second-tier Megaplier winners either. If there were, they would have had their prize winnings automatically multiplied to $3 million instead of the standard $1 million prize amount.
It seems it’s becoming harder and harder to win the jackpot ever since Mega Millions added extra numbers to the game and increased the odds of winning. Have you had trouble matching any Mega Millions numbers lately and winning anything substantial?
According to Maryland Lottery officials on April 30, only one (1) second-tier Mega Millions winning ticket was purchased at Greenway Liquors at 7533 Greenbelt Road, in Greenbelt, Maryland. The lottery winner will receive $1 million. Unfortunately, Uncle Sam will want his portion of the prize winnings for state and federal taxes. The Maryland lottery winner matched five out of six white Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the gold Mega Ball number for the April 29 drawing. The poor Maryland Mega Millions winner missed the $68 million jackpot by just one number!
There were also fifteen (15) Match 4 + 1 winners on Tuesday night that will receive $5,000 each. Each third-tier lottery winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number. Two (2) Megaplier winners had their prize winnings multiplied by the Megaplier of 3 to $15,000 instead of the standard $5,000 amount.
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for May 2, 2014, at 11 p.m. EDT. Friday’s estimated jackpot is $81 million annuity, or $45 million cash-value before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 p.m. EDT at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.
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In other lottery news, the Powerball winning numbers for April 30, 2014 were 2, 9, 11, 19, 50, and the red Powerball number was 32. Wednesday’s estimated jackpot was $50 million annuity, or $29.3 million cash value. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. The next drawing is scheduled for May 3, at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s estimated jackpot amount is $60 million annuity, or $35.2 in cash.
Sources: Mega Millions; Maryland Lottery; MLive News; Powerball
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