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Mega Millions Winning Numbers June 9: Watch $20 Million Jackpot Drawing Live Online

What are the winning Mega Millions numbers for June 9? The jackpot is $20 million for Tuesday night’s drawing since no one matched Friday’s winning numbers of 7, 22, 27, 41, 48, MB 10. One lucky ticket holder in Idaho matched five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, and won a consolation prize of $1 million.

The Mega Millions drawing takes place at 11 p.m. ET tonight. If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, you can watch the drawing live using the free LotteryHub app for iPhone or Android smartphones.

UPDATE: The winning Mega Millions numbers for June 9 are: 6-16-17-25-36 MB 7

After 19 drawings with no winner, one person in Illinois matched all six numbers in the June 2 drawing, winning the $260 million Mega Millions jackpot. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, the winning ticket was purchased at the Super Mercado Imelda supermarket in Blue Island. The winner has yet to come forward to claim the prize.

After the big win on June 2, the jackpot returned to $15 million for the June 5 drawing, where there was no winner. The jackpot now stands at $20 million for tonight’s drawing, and while it’s not huge windfall, it’s certainly enough to make life a lot more comfortable.

According to CBS, the biggest jackpot prize in Mega Millions history was $656 million — the winning numbers drawn on March 30, 2012 were picked by three people, so the jackpot was split three ways. Since then, there have been only one jackpot that has come close to that amount, with $648 million split between two winners on December 17, 2013.

If one person matches all six numbers drawn on June 9, they will have to choose between a one-time lump sum payment, or a 30-year annuity. The cash value of tonight’s jackpot is $12 million — after federal taxes are taken out, the winner would get a single payment of approximately $9 million before state taxes. The yearly payment for the annuity would be approximately $666,00 per year (before taxes) for 30 years, with a 5 percent cost of living increase per year. According to the Mega Millions website, the increase was created to “help protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power.”

If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, some lottery retailers close ticket sales 15 minutes before the drawing, while others cut off sales an hour prior to the Mega Millions drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tickets are $1 each and sold in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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