Lottery's Mega Millions Jackpot at $138 Million and Counting For Friday, July 12 Drawing!

LANSING, July 10, 2002 – Lottery officials announced today that no winning ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers – 26, 29, 31, 44, 48 and Gold Mega Ball number 40 – in the July 9, 2002 Mega Millions drawing, pushing the jackpot for July 12 to an estimated
$138 million!

If one winning ticket matches all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing and the player has selected annuity payments over 26 years, the $138 million jackpot would amount to pre-tax payments of roughly:

  • $5.3 million annually;
  • $102,071 per week; or
  • $14,581 per day!

For those who prefer to take their cash winnings up-front, it’s a pretty nice payday as well.  If one lucky cash-option player matches all six winning numbers, he or she will take home a check for approximately $75.7 million (before taxes), the estimated present cash value of
Friday’s jackpot!

Mega Millions tickets are available in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. Friday’s drawing will be conducted at 11 p.m. and broadcast on cable superstation WGN out of Chicago as well as a network of Michigan stations (check local listings). For more information, you can also visit the Mega Millions Web site at:


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