More than five million tickets won prizes in Tuesday’s drawing, including five tickets that matched the first five numbers to each win $1 million. Those tickets were bought in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and two in Ohio.
When is Friday night’s MEGA MILLIONS drawing? The MEGA MILLIONS drawing will take place tonight at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets may be purchased until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the drawing.
The MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 are:
65 13 – Megaplier 2x
The odds of winning the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850.
Each Tuesday and Friday night MEGA MILLIONS® drawings are conducted, in which five out of 75 numbers (white balls) and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 15 (gold ball) will be drawn at random. There are nine ways to win MEGA MILLIONS prizes by matching the winning numbers drawn in the official drawing for the date played. Match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot or match any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations to win other great cash prizes!
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all MEGA MILLIONS states. The jackpot will be paid in 30 graduated annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next MEGA MILLIONS drawing.
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date. Federal income taxes will be withheld from MEGA MILLIONS prizes as required by the Internal Revenue Code at the time payments are made. Any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the winner. Prizes of up to $1 million may be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. Prizes of more than $1 million must be claimed at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.