Do you have the winning Mega Millions numbers for the July 7 drawing? Tuesday night’s jackpot is $96 million — what will you do with your new-found riches if win? The drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET — watch the numbers drawn live by downloading the free LotteryHUB app for the iPhone or Android devices.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for July 7 are: 6, 15, 16, 28, 49, MB 14 Megaplier 3X
If you are the big winner, or hope to be in the future, make your big windfall go further by following these tips for lucky lottery winners. Top tips on the list? Get good legal advice, sign your ticket, and hire a financial advisor before go to lottery headquarters to cash in your ticket.
The Mega Millions lottery game started out as the Big Game back in 1996 and was offered in six states —Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia. Mega Millions tickets are now sold at lottery retailers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Check this list to find a lottery retailer near you.
Tickets are $1 each, but you can pay an extra $1 to add the Megaplier and multiply the amount of the non-jackpot prizes by as much as five times.
Tonight’s $96 million jackpot isn’t the biggest in the history of the game, but it’s still enough to pay off your bills and make life comfortable. The biggest jackpot ever awarded in the popular lottery game was a $656 million grand prize given away on March 30, 2012. Three people split the massive jackpot, with winning tickets sold in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland.
If you don’t win the jackpot, there is always a chance that you will win a non-jackpot prize that ranges from $1 to $1 million. In the last drawing on July 3, there were over one million ticket holders who cashed in on non-jackpot prizes. One ticket holder won $1 million for having five numbers (no Mega Ball), and 19 people won $5,000 each for matching four white balls and the Mega Ball.
The cash value of the July 7 jackpot is $56,700,000. According to USA Mega, the one-time lump sum payment would be approximately $42,525,000 after federal taxes, but before state taxes are taken out. Mega Millions jackpot winners can also choose a 30-year annuity — the yearly payments would be for approximately $3.2 million before any federal or state taxes are deducted.
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