The winning numbers for the Mega Millions Jackpot tonight are 9, 16, 61, 70, 75, and a Mega Ball of 7. Anyone who played those numbers could be in for a whopping Mega Millions Jackpot of $115 million. The drawing was held at 11pm EST on August 8, 2014.
This is a roller coaster Mega Millions Jackpot as millions of players hoped to get those lucky numbers and cash in big. Not since the June 27 Mega Millions Jackpot draw has someone won big money millions in the jackpot. A lucky winner from Texas took home that $33 million Mega Millions Jackpot prize.
This time, after no ticket was issued for the numbers drawn in the $100 million Mega Millions Jackpot on the August 5 drawing, the $115 million available to the lucky Mega Millions Jackpot winner could be cashed out for $66 million of the winner decides to take it all at once. For two months, the jackpot has been building up to this week’s $115 prize.
If the winner is found this time around, they would join the lucky May 20 winner who also scored a triple-digit Mega Millions Jackpot score – that being a cool $149 million from a ticket purchased near Pittsburg.
These, of course, are a drop in the bucket according to the Mega Millions Jackpot for $414 million cashed in in Maryland from the March drawing. That near-half-billion win went to an anonymous Maryland resident after a Florida couple also stepped forward to claim their Mega Millions Jackpot win as well.
The winners of Mega Millions keep piling up as the jackpots are scored. This doesn’t even start on Powerball, which is also racking up the millions for the win. A lucky California resident took home $60 million on July 19 and the current grand prize is up to $90 million now.
With 42 states participating in the Mega Millions Jackpot now, the stakes get higher and higher. Tonight’s draw, again, was for the numbers 9, 16, 61, 70, 75 with a Mega Ball of 7.
Currently, lottery officials estimate that the chances of winning are around 1 in about 259 million, though the odds of winning any Mega Millions Jackpot prize at all is still 1 in 14.7. A series of winning numbers (in any order) from the draw nets you a second place win of $1 million as well, so don’t toss your ticket just because you didn’t hit them all.
So check your ticket and numbers again. The next Mega Millions Jackpot will be drawn on August 12 and if no winning ticket was issued tonight, you will get a chance to win even more money come Tuesday.