I’m sure there are plenty of unlucky individuals breathing a sigh of relief right now since they failed to secure a Mega Millions lottery ticket in time for Friday’s drawing.
The $144 million dollar jackpot went unclaimed as no one was lucky enough to match all five numbers and the Mega Ball.
Those numbers were 16, 19, 28, 29, and 68; the Mega Ball was nine.
Although no one walked away with the big prize, someone did become a millionaire over the weekend.
A ticket that was purchased in Illinois matched five numbers which led to a million dollar payday. The ticket holder missed out on the Megaplier (2x), which would have added a second million to their total winnings.
According to the Mega Millions website, 38 people walked away with $5,000 after matching four numbers and the Mega Ball.
As for those who missed the chance to participate in Friday’s jackpot, that means there is a new opportunity to cash in on a bigger jackpot.
Following the lack of a winner over the weekend, on Tuesday the jackpot will be worth over $160 million.
If you aren’t fond of the idea of annuity payments, then you can dream of a lump sum payout of $95 million.
If there are no winners on Tuesday, then the Friday jackpot may very well see the cash option reach over $100 million. Exciting!
— Mike Scott (@MikeScottFresno) August 16, 2014
The Powerball jackpot climbed to $60 million in value (with a $36 million cash option) on Saturday as no winning tickets were sold.
The winning numbers in that jackpot: 07, 08, 17, 48 and 59; the Powerball was nine.
Sure it was an unlucky weekend for lottery players, but for anyone who neglected to get their hand on a ticket they have a few days to avoid missing out again.
You still have a chance at the big prizes, but you MUST play in order to win them!
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