Do you have the Mega Millions winning numbers for September 11? Friday night’s jackpot is worth a cool $106 million and will continue to rise if no one matches all five white balls and the gold Mega Ball.
The winning numbers drawn on Friday night are 5, 11, 31, 50, 67 Mega Ball 14 Megaplier 2x
It will be several hours before Lottery officials determine if there are one or more tickets sold that match all six numbers. If you are lucky enough to have the winning numbers on your ticket, sign the back and put it in a safe place before you present it at your state’s lottery headquarters.
UPDATE: One winning ticket was sold in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery game. The jackpot now stands at $15 million for the next drawing on September 15.
According to Fox2Now, there hasn’t been a jackpot winner since one lucky lottery player in Missouri won $25 million on July 31. Although the name of the winner and the location that the ticket was sold have not been released, Fox reports that it is the first time a Mega Millions jackpot ticket has been sold in Missouri.
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If you are the sole winner of Friday night’s $106 million Mega Million jackpot, you will have to choose between a one-time payment or a 30-year annuity.
According to USA Mega, the lump-sum payment is based on the cash value of the jackpot which is currently $65.4 million. After federal taxes are deducted from the prize amount, the winner would receive approximately $49,050,000. If you live in a state that taxes lottery winnings, state tax will also be deducted from your jackpot prize.
Winners who prefer to get their money over time will have the option of choosing a 30-year annuity based on the full jackpot amount. An initial payment of $3,533,333 will be made shortly after the winning ticket is validated, followed by 29 annual payments of approximately $3.5 million each.
Mega Millions tickets are sold at lottery retailers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 each, with an additional $1 charged for the Megaplier option.
In other lottery news, it’s a great week to become a potential multi-millionaire. If you don’t win Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot, there’s a $167 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Saturday, September 12.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday night. Download the free LotteryHub app for iPhone and Android devices and watch the drawing live. The app can also be used to watch live Mega Millions drawings on Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m. ET.
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