Do you have the winning Mega Millions numbers for July 14? There’s a $123 million jackpot up for grabs that will make you an instant multi-millionaire, so grab your ticket and check the winning numbers below.
Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. If you are on-the-go and want to watch the twice-weekly drawings live, download the free LotteryHUB app for the iPhone or Android smartphones.
Here are the Mega Millions results for July 14: 19, 24, 30, 35, 72 MB 5 Megaplier 3X
If you matched all six numbers, you beat the 259 million-to-1 odds and will now have to make a big decision — take a one-time lump sum payment, or opt for the 30-year annuity offered by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
According to Mega Millions, the annuity is paid out over 30 years — the first payment would be $4.1 million before federal and state taxes are deducted. The remaining 29 payments are paid out once per year, and each payment is five percent bigger than the previous one to account for cost of living increases.
If a jackpot winner chooses the lump sum payment, USA Mega reports that the lucky ticket holder would receive a check for $54,525,000 million before taxes.
According to M Live, there has not been a Mega Millions jackpot winner since one person in Illinois won $260 million on June 2. So far, the winner has not come forward to claim their windfall, but the manager at the Super Mercado Imelda market in Chicago tells the Chicago Tribune that the store owners received $500,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Tuesday night’s $123 million jackpot would be an amazing amount of money to win, but it’s not the biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history. According to ABC News, the biggest jackpot in the popular lottery game was $656 million Mega Millions — the prize was split between three people who hailed from Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland.
Mega Millions tickets are sold at lottery retailers in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and even some restaurants sell tickets, with cut off times ranging from 15-45 minutes prior to the drawing.
Ticket cost $1 each, but lottery players can pay an extra $1 for the Megaplier option that multiplies the amount of the non-jackpot prizes that range from $1 (match just the Mega Ball) to $1 million (match all five numbers, no Mega Ball).
What will you do with your Mega Millions jackpot winnings if your ticket is a winner?