Do you have the winning Mega Millions numbers for June 2? Tuesday night's $260 million jackpot isn't the biggest in history, but it could be life changing if a single ticket holder matches all six numbers. Odds are 1 in 259 million that tonight's drawing will produce a winner, but imagine the possibilities if the $1 ticket turned into a multi-million dollar payout?
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The winning Mega Millions numbers for June 2 are: 2, 9, 11, 22, 23, Mega: 12, Megaplier: 4.
No one matched the Mega Millions numbers in the last drawing on May 29 (20, 27, 38, 49, 66, MB 2), so the jackpot increased to $260 million and will continue to rise until there is a winner. There have been 19 drawings prior to tonight that have produced no winners. The last time the jackpot was given away was March 24 when 16 co-workers in New York City split a $59 million grand prize.
Tickets are $1 each and sold in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The $1 tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes before the 11 p.m. drawing, but some lottery retailers have earlier cutoff times.
According to the official Mega Millions website, jackpot winners have two payment options — a one-time lump sum payment, or a 30-year annuity. The best way to determine which option is best for you is to contact a tax professional and hire a good legal team.
According to the Business Insider, a lump sum payment is often the better choice, if invested properly, but there are many factors to consider. That's just another reason why a jackpot winner should get professional advice before heading to lottery headquarters to cash in a winning ticket.
If you're already dreaming about what you would do with your Mega Millions winnings, the cash option for Tuesday night's jackpot is actually less than $260 million. The lump sum payment would be approximately $158 million before federal and state taxes - unless you live in a state that does not tax lottery winnings.
The Mega Millions annuity option is paid out over 30 years, with the first payment issued shortly after the winning ticket is turned in to the winner's state lottery headquarters. The yearly annuity payment for the June 2 jackpot would be approximately $8.6 million per year before taxes.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states, in addition to District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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