The Mega Millions winning numbers were very valuable last night. Since the Mega Millions winning numbers hadn’t been hit in a while, the jackpot was starting to climb up. Last night’s drawing had a $140 million grand prize, making it the big lottery game in town. With a few more near misses, future drawings could have been pushed up to $200 million or beyond. However, someone finally got lucky and hit all of the Mega Millions winning numbers last night, to break the drought.
It had been over a month since someone won the game, as the losing streak was starting to garner more attention. The pot was now up to $140 million, which was among the biggest jackpots of the last several months. Yet the streak finally came to an end in Michigan last night.
The Mega Millions winning numbers were 4, 19 26, 28 and 39, with the Mega Ball at 14. According to the USA Mega website, an unidentified player in Michigan won the jackpot. Reports have the ticket being sold in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, at a store in Gladstone.
When the player comes forward, he or she will either get the cash right away, or choose to receive it in installments. This is the first winner since Garina Fearon took $54 million on September 17, and is the biggest Mega Millions winner since Gilbert and Jackie Cisneros won $266 million on May 4.
Meanwhile, several other contestants nearly hit all of the Mega Millions winning numbers, but could not get the Mega Ball. One player in California, New Jersey and Ohio got the first five, with three players coming up short in New York alone. They will receive $250,000 for their efforts anyway.
However, that only barely compares to the amount won in Michigan, as it broke the Mega Millions losing streak. Yet the game is now back down to a $12 million jackpot, and won’t be worth $140 million again for several weeks, at the least.
Now that the Mega Millions winning numbers aren’t worth as much anymore, Powerball has a chance to emerge from the shadows. Their grand prize is up to $87 million, and if no one hits tonight’s drawing, it could break the $100+ milestone. It hasn’t had a winner since mid-September as well, but that drought could be much more noteworthy soon.
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