$189M Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Claims PrizeWednesday October 16th 2013
Just over a week after winning the $189m Mega Millions jackpot, last Friday saw the winning ticket holder come forward to claim their life-changing prize. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, collected his win from Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore last Friday.
The Anne Arundel County man told officials that his family communicated the winning Mega Millions numbers to him in a dream. The next day he purchased ten Mega Millions tickets from his usual retailer Dash In located on Quarterfield Road, Seven, with varying combinations of the predicted numbers.
After revealing that he was the $189 million jackpot winner, he and his wife hid the winning ticket under jug and then decided to stash it in a lamp light bulb socket – fortunately after unplugging the lamp – for safekeeping.
The winner opted for a lump sum cash payment, meaning he received $86 million after state and federal taxes.
Lottery.net would like congratulate this lucky Mega Millions winner and wish him and his family all the best for the future.
Other Mega Millions News
We would like to remind players that Friday’s Mega Millions draw will be the last one to take place before the new format launches on Tuesday October 22. The changes are some of the biggest seen in Mega Millions history and are being implemented with the aim of creating the first billion-dollar jackpot. Changes to the game can be reviewed in the table below.
|Mega Millions - Current||Mega Millions - From October 22 2013|
|Starting jackpot of $12 million||Starting jackpot of $15 million|
|Players choose 5 numbers from 1 to 56 plus Mega ball from 1 to 46||Players choose 5 numbers from 1 to 75 plus Mega Ball from 1 to 15|
|Jackpot increases between rollovers – dependant on ticket sales – of a minimum $1 million.||Jackpot increase between rollovers – dependant on ticket sales – of a minimum $5 million|
|Match 5 prize worth $250,000||Match 5 prize worth $1 million|
|Megaplier multiplier = 2 – 4 (top prize of $1 million)||Megaplier multiplier = 2 – 5 (top prize of $5 million)|
|Odds of winning the jackpot = 1 in 176 million||Odds of winning the jackpot = 1 in 259 million|
|Annuity paid over 26 years||Annuity paid over 30 years|
|Price per line is $1||Price per line is $1|
Mega Millions tickets sales for Friday’s draw will close at 19.45 PDT on Friday October 18 across all participating states. They will then re-open at 05.30 PDT on Saturday October 19 for all draws from Tuesday 22 October.
To view the latest numbers from this lottery, visit the Mega Millions Results page.
Written By Brett Levenson