So far, officials say there was only one lucky lottery winner who won last night′s Mega Millions drawing. The winning Mega Millions numbers are 2,4,23,38 and 46 with the ′Mega-Ball′ number being 23. Officials confirm that at least one winning ticket was sold from a 7-Eleven store in Maryland. Due to the high volume of ticket sales, they are still checking to see if there might be other winners. But if the results stay as they are, then one person or group has won the Mega Millions payouts of $640 Million dollar jackpot. The largest lottery jackpot in the history of Planet Earth.
The odds may have been 176,000,000 to 1 against you winning, but just this week, over 600,000,000 tickets were sold. About two for every man, woman and child in the United States. Since the last Mega Millions winner, about $1.5 Billion dollars were spent and wagered on this latest round of the game. 42 states participated in the Mega Millions lottery, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They share about 30% of all proceeds from the lottery sales, of which most states allocate 50% directly to funding public education.
If you were the lucky person, congratulations! Your ′lump sum′ pay-off will be about $462 million dollars. After federal taxes, you would have about $347 million left. If you are a resident of the State of Maryland, you would walk away with a grand total of $307 million dollars bulging in your pockets. That would be a stack of $100 bills some 5,116.67 feet high, nearly a mile high stack of Benjamins! Think about that! Think about this, even that much money only funds our federal government for 15 minutes!
Unfortunately, my single, easy-pick ticket did not have any of the winning Mega Millions lottery numbers. So I did not win one penny of any of the $640 Million dollar jackpot. So even if you do not have all of the five winning numbers, plus the correct Mega-Ball number, you still might win something of the Mega Millions payouts. So the fun begins all over again this coming Tuesday for the next Mega Millions drawing. We′ll see how high the next jackpot goes. Had nobody won last night, it could have easily become the very first BILLION dollar lottery prize!