$20 million Mega Millions jackpot won in Texas

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:51 AM

A single player has won the jackpot from the most recent Mega Millions drawing. Lottery officials said the winning ticket from Tuesday night's drawing - worth $20 million - was sold in Texas. The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night, July 16th, 2013 were 10-14-21-40-53 with Mega Ball number 20 and Megaplier x2. The jackpot winner will now have to decide to either take the 26-installment annuity with annual payment in the amount of $769,230.77 before taxes, or the one time cash option in the amount of $13.9 million before tax withholding. The winning ticket holder is encouraged to sign the ticket, put it in a safe place and contact lottery officials as soon as possible. Jackpot winner has the chance to select the cash value of the jackpot while claiming the prize. If the winner doesn't make choice, the payment option will revert to annuity by default.

Besides the jackpot hit on Tuesday, Mega Millions created more happy winners walked away with huge pile of cash. There were four lucky players that correctly matched all 5 lotto numbers and won the 2nd prize. The four lucky ticket(s) sold in Michigan(1), New York(1), Ohio(1) and Virginia(1), each won one quarter million dollar cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.

Additional major winners Tuesday night included 16 tickets that matched four white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Other winners Tuesday night included 815 tickets that matched four lotto numbers and won $150. Other prizes won included 1036 tickets that matched 3 white numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $150.

With nine different ways to win, there were 369,492 winning tickets sold nationwide in the Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 drawing.

The top prize of next Mega Millions lotto drawing goes to $12 million with a $8.3 million cash value Friday, July 19th, 2013.

Mega Millions is a consortium of 44 state lotteries. Around 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back for the players through prize winnings. Around 15% is used to as commission of retailers and lottery operating costs. Roughly 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the member lottery states. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize is $12,000,000. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly installments. Winners can select one time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Contrary to other Mega Millions participants, all the nine prize levels of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a set value. This causes different prize amounts for equivalent winners sold in California when compared to those sold in other forty three lotteries. One example is, the 2nd Mega Millions prizes is $250,000 could pay the winner over $1000,000 due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, CA state lottery does not offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.



Tue Jul 16, 2013 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$20,000,0001
Texas-1
5 of 5$250,0004
Michigan-1
New York-1
Ohio-1
Virginia-1
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$10,00016
4 of 5$150815
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$1501,036
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$1017,831
3 of 5$745,620
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$3106,216
Mega Ball Only$2197,953


Tue Jul 16, 2013 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$20,000,0000
5 of 5$246,2660
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$00
4 of 5$173132
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$143181
3 of 5$77,006
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$83,141
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$218,288
Mega Ball Only$233,742


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