A Mega Millions ticket from the Big Apple struck gold, winning a hefty $432 million for the last drawing!
Thus, this means that for Friday, Sept. 24, the estimated jackpot resets to $20 million with a cash option of $14.5 million.
Winning Mega Millions numbers Sept. 24
There are two Mega Millions drawings that take place on Tuesday and Friday around 11:15 p.m. ET. Find the Sept. 24 winning numbers below after the drawing.
Winning numbers: 17 – 21 – 27 – 43 – 56
Mega Ball: 15
About the $432 million jackpot winner
For Tuesday, Sept. 21, the winning numbers were 36 – 41 – 45 – 51 – 56 with a gold Mega Ball of lucky number 13. The ticket out of New York City matched all five white balls and the gold Mega Ball to win the whole jackpot.
Notably, the winner chooses between the lump sum or the annuity (which is the $432 million) paid out over 30 years. The lump sum or cash option for this jackpot is $315 million and is typically the pick of most winners.
If the winner chooses the $315 million option, 24% or approximately $75.6 million is withheld for federal taxes. On top of that, there are state and local taxes. In the state of New York, there is a 10.9% rate or about $34.3 million. Then, the Big Apple tacks on 3.876% or around $12.2 million. All in all, the winner reaps around $192.9 million of the jackpot.
Buy Mega Millions online
Right here in Pennsylvania, buy your Mega Millions tickets online tonight. The state-run PA online lottery offers $20 in Free Play when you sign up through our lines with no deposit required! Best of all, the sign-up process happens in a flash with various deposit options.
Finally, there are other states where online lottery ticket sales are available:
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
Please play responsibly.