The Mega Millions jackpot reached a life changing $181 million in the draw which took place on Tuesday night. No tickets matched all the numbers, so the jackpot is still up for grabs.
The lottery has now rolled over 13 times thanks to a new Mega Millions matrix which is aimed at encouraging more small prize winners while pushing the jackpot nice and high.
There were two winners who won’t be too unhappy, though. Two tickets matched five numbers, one in Georgia and the other in Massachusetts. Each winner will take home around $1 million.
The winning numbers for the $181 million Mega Millions jackpot were: 14, 15, 29, 49, 63 and the Mega number was 2.
Here is the Mega Millions summary with details of the draw as well as other interesting information for Mega Millions players:
Draw Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Estimated Jackpot Amount: $165 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $89 million
Cost to Play: $1 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Megaplier
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday and Friday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:14
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:259 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Oct. 4, 2013
Number of Rolls: 13
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Oct. 1, 2013 – $189 million (Maryland winner)
#1 Mega Millions Jackpot: March 30, 2012 – $656 million (Maryland, Illinois and Kansas winners)
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