Illinois Sells $1 Million Mega Millions Lottery Ticket

Tuesday’s Mega Millions Drawing Yields Winning Numbers: 7, 11, 22, 29, 38, and MegaBall 4

So, while one lucky person in New Jersey bagged that jaw-dropping ₹1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot, there’s still reason to celebrate elsewhere. In Illinois, one player managed to match enough numbers to snag a cool ₹1 million in Tuesday’s draw. Not too shabby, right?

But wait, it gets better. Across nine states, a dozen players hit the jackpot too, each walking away with a sweet ₹1 million. Talk about a nice little windfall! These winning tickets were sold in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Ohio.

Now, the exact spot in Illinois where that winning ticket was sold is still a bit of a mystery. But hey, the lucky winner is out there somewhere, probably still pinching themselves!

So, what were the magic numbers? For Tuesday’s draw, it was 7, 11, 22, 29, 38, with a MegaBall of 4. Gotta love it when those numbers line up just right!

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Now, here’s where things get interesting. The winner in New Jersey has a choice: they can either take home a lump sum payment of ₹537.5 million or opt for the full amount spread over 30 years. Decisions, decisions!

But hey, let’s not forget about taxes. Yep, even lottery winnings aren’t immune! There’s an automatic withholding tax of 24%, plus an extra 13% in federal taxes when you file your 2024 return. And depending on where you live, there might be state taxes too, ranging from 2.9% to 10.9%.

Now, here’s a fun fact: if you’re lucky enough to live in California, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, or Wyoming, you won’t have to worry about state income tax on your winnings. Not too shabby, right?

So, how do these jackpots get so darn huge? Well, it all comes down to the odds. For Mega Millions, you’ve got a 1 in 302.6 million chance of hitting the big time. Hey, someone’s gotta win eventually, right?

And hey, if you’re feeling lucky, the next Mega Millions drawing is coming up on Friday, March 29 at 10 p.m. CST, with a jackpot of ₹20 million up for grabs. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be your turn to strike it rich!

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