In a press conference to be held Friday, July 9, 2004 at 11:30 AM, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the winner of the record $294 million Mega Millions jackpot with a ceremonial check.
Massachusetts State Treasurer and Lottery Chairman Timothy P. Cahill will introduce the winner and present the check. The winner's identity will be revealed at the press conference.
The $294 million jackpot from the Friday, July 2, 2004 Mega Millions drawing, was the result of 15 consecutive jackpot rollovers. The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $10 million and grows ("rolls over") each time there is no winner.
The winner can accept the prize of $294 million in 26 annual annuity payments (approximately $11 million before taxes annually), or a single lump-sum payment of $117 million after taxes.
The press conference is to be held at Massachusetts Lottery Headquarters in Braintree.
The winning numbers drawn were 10-25-38-39-50, and the Mega Ball was 12.