That dream could become a reality on Tuesday night for a lucky Michigan Lottery player – if the right Mega Millions combination can be found! Lottery officials announced that no winning ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers – 13, 19, 23, 38, 47 and Gold Mega Ball number 15 – in the July 12, 2002 Mega Millions drawing, pushing the jackpot for July 16 to an estimated
If one winning ticket matches all six numbers and the player has selected annuity payments over 26 years, the $165 million jackpot would amount to pre-tax payments of roughly:
- $4.36 million annually;
- $84,087 per week; or
- $16,892 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 $92 million (before taxes), the estimated present cash value of Tuesday night’s jackpot!
Mega Millions tickets are available in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. Tuesday’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: www.megamillions.com.