It’s a new week but that has not stopped the Mega Millions jackpot from growing.
The drawing on Tuesday, April 13, has an estimated jackpot of $220 million or a cash option of $148.9 million.
Across the country, not only were there no jackpot winners, but there were no second-place winners either. Only a total of nine winners won a third-place prize, two of which added on the $1 Megaplier option to double their prizes.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, April 13
Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. Winning numbers are posted when available.
Winning numbers: 10 – 15 – 19 – 45 – 68 Mega Ball: 9
Birthdates win a NC man $1 million online
The February 12 Mega Millions drawing was a lucky one for Carlos Cortes of Matthews, NC. Cortes played birthdates that were significant to him and put together his own winning numbers. Moreover, he stated that he had “been playing them for a bit.”
According to Cortes, “I did a few double takes. I realized it was the five numbers and I probably would have hit the ceiling if the last numbers hit. It’s a lot more than what I had so that’s the important thing.”
And significantly, Cortes bought his winner online through the NC Lottery.
Cortes decided to claim his prize as a lump sum payment of $707,511 after all the required taxes of federal and state. Remember that the odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1:302 million. A second-place prize like Cortes’ where you match all five white numbers stands at odds of 1:12.6 million.
Buy online lottery tickets
Besides North Carolina, the Keystone State offers online lottery tickets as well. The PA online lottery offers Mega Millions, Powerball and other draw lottery games. Additionally, you receive a warm welcome bonus and access to other ongoing promotions.
Outside of that, here are other states where you can purchase online lottery tickets:
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- New York
Please play responsibly no matter how you choose to play.