Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 4, 2016, 7:21 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

3 lottery players share $225M Mega Millions jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: 3 lottery players share $225M Mega Millions jackpot
4.52
Rating:

Three players, in California, Ohio and Virginia, will share the $225 million jackpot from the latest Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing, taking about $75 million apiece.

The next Mega Millions drawing, Tuesday night, will feature a jackpot of $12 million.

In addition to the grand prize winners from Friday night's drawing, 21 players, won second prizes of $250,000 apiece: 2 from California, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 3 from New Jersey, 9 from New York, and 2 from Texas.  The second-prize winners matched all 5 regular lotto numbers from the draw, but not the Mega Ball number.

Unlike the winners in the other eleven states, the two California second-prize winners will receive $286,354 each.  The discrepancy in the prize amount is due to California's pari-mutuel prize system that awards prizes based on the actual sales and number of winners.  The other Mega Millions states use fixed prize amounts for all non-jackpot prizes.

Another 96 players won third prizes of $10,000 apiece by matching 4 of the first 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball number.  15 of those winners were from California and will receive $10,412 instead of the fixed $10,000 prize awarded in the other eleven states.

The winning numbers draw Friday night were 9, 16, 24, 40, and 43, and the Mega Ball was 35.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

23 comments. Last comment 8 years ago by dpoly1.
Page 1 of 2
Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
Chief Bottle Washer
New Jersey
United States
Member #1
May 31, 2000
23260 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 2, 2009, 10:15 am - IP Logged

Ohio does it again!  Congrats to all the big winners.

 

Check the State Lottery Report Card
What grade did your lottery earn?

 

Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
Help eliminate computerized drawings!

    DelmarvaChick's avatar - wallace
    Ohio
    United States
    Member #68398
    December 20, 2008
    81 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 2, 2009, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

    Sadly it was not me. Ohio does seem to win a lot, at least i'm living in the right state..just need to buy the numbers at the right time..lol. Congradulations to the winner(s)!

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
      Idaho
      United States
      Member #56506
      November 21, 2007
      6537 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 2, 2009, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to them! It's nice to read that more then one person won the jackpot. It gives mulitiple people the chance to experience a big win.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

        Avatar
        Bethesda, Maryland
        United States
        Member #16901
        June 6, 2005
        446 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 2, 2009, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to them! It's nice to read that more then one person won the jackpot. It gives mulitiple people the chance to experience a big win.

        US FlagHAPPY SATURDAY.........5/2/2009

        I Concurr with all the sentiment......Especially for my "kindred Spirit"  here in the GREAT STATE OF MARYLAND, which just happens to be one of the GREAT ORIGINAL COLONIES.....;...) GO MARYLAND.....LETS KEEP IT REAL AND DO IT AGAIN...:.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Just go to show we MARYLANDERS ARE GETTING HOT!!!!!!!!!..............;...)

          konane's avatar - wallace
          Atlanta, GA
          United States
          Member #1265
          March 13, 2003
          3333 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 2, 2009, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations to all the winners, WTG, good for them!!!!!  Party

          Good luck to everyone!

            diamondpalace's avatar - Untitled 2.jpg
            Dallas, TX
            United States
            Member #60284
            April 12, 2008
            3856 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 2, 2009, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

            Wonderful news. Now let's built up the jackpot again.

              marlon39's avatar - avatar 3245.jpg

              Philippines
              Member #71195
              February 20, 2009
              226 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 2, 2009, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to them Cheers

              "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
              - Vince Lombardi

                maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
                Massachusetts
                United States
                Member #37433
                April 14, 2006
                2747 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 2, 2009, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                I was not meant to win. Massachusetts is very unlucky in megamillions so I was not motivated to play.

                This is what I did. I wrote down 10 sets of numbers on a piece of paper and kept the $10  I would have spent if I had bought the 10 tickets.

                End results? 

                I did not hit even a megaball so I would have lost $10!! I'll use the money to buy pizza tonight. Hurray!

                Smile

                  Avatar
                  Espanola NM
                  United States
                  Member #72722
                  March 25, 2009
                  133 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 2, 2009, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I was not meant to win. Massachusetts is very unlucky in megamillions so I was not motivated to play.

                  This is what I did. I wrote down 10 sets of numbers on a piece of paper and kept the $10  I would have spent if I had bought the 10 tickets.

                  End results? 

                  I did not hit even a megaball so I would have lost $10!! I'll use the money to buy pizza tonight. Hurray!

                  Smile

                  That's is smart that you kept the $10.

                  What would you have done if one of the set of numbers was the jackpot and instead of playing them you didn't?

                   

                  If that was me....I would have probably cried.   Although hindsight is hindsight


                    United States
                    Member #58528
                    February 18, 2008
                    710 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 2, 2009, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the lucky winners.

                      Texas Joey's avatar - Lottery-009.jpg
                      Katy, Tx
                      United States
                      Member #67709
                      December 3, 2008
                      204 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 2, 2009, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Way to Go Virginia Winner its about time!!!!

                      Glad someone from home state won!!

                      PartyJoey

                        whitmansm2's avatar - Lottery-029.jpg
                        Right here...can't you see me?
                        United States
                        Member #21521
                        September 10, 2005
                        131 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: May 2, 2009, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                        I was not meant to win. Massachusetts is very unlucky in megamillions so I was not motivated to play.

                        This is what I did. I wrote down 10 sets of numbers on a piece of paper and kept the $10  I would have spent if I had bought the 10 tickets.

                        End results? 

                        I did not hit even a megaball so I would have lost $10!! I'll use the money to buy pizza tonight. Hurray!

                        Smile

                        I know what you mean!  Kansas isn't very lucky either.  (powerball I mean)

                        But I know I'll be the one that has the burden of changing that.  ;)  lol

                        No No

                        Don't cry over spilled milk.  Go milk another cow!!

                        Stephanie


                          United States
                          Member #72106
                          March 9, 2009
                          31 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: May 2, 2009, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulation to them lucky players. I wish I win the next jackpot which ibelieve will be hit at 29 mill

                            Avatar
                            Entertaiment Capital
                            United States
                            Member #37800
                            April 19, 2006
                            302 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: May 3, 2009, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                             Ugh, I never needed that much money anyway. I can be happy with six to seven mil after tax.