The Mega Millions jackpot has almost hit the $100 million dollar mark!
Tonight’s Mega Millions estimated jackpot for Tuesday, Sept. 8, sits at a pretty $97 million. The potential winner can always choose a $77.1 million one-time cash out option.
Recapping the previous Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Sept. 4, the winning numbers were 19 – 22 -24 – 28 – 53, with a Megaball of 25. If you purchased the $1 multiplier option, your prize would triple. Also, there was one Match 5 winner in Georgia who matched all five white balls and can claim a $1 million prize.
Beware of lottery scams
The Mega Millions wants to remind you of scammers who falsely claim “You’ve won the lottery!” While this would be a lifelong dream come true for many of us, there are scammers lurking.
A lottery scam has one common hallmark: tricking you into sending money or sharing your personal information in order to claim some large lottery prize. A more elaborate scheme is to send a bogus winning check and then ask for a bank wire in order to cover taxes and fees.
According to the Mega Millions, “No representative of Mega Millions would ever call, text or e-mail anyone about winning a prize.” On the other hand, if you do win through the PA online lottery, you will receive an email that notifies you of your winning lottery ticket. Plus, if your winnings are $600 or less, your funds are automatically deposited into your account.
If you haven’t signed up for the PA Lottery online to purchase your Mega Millions tickets, now is the time. Right now, new players receive up to $500 in a deposit match bonus, plus an additional $20 as a welcome bonus.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Sept. 8
Mega Millions drawings occur on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST. Winning numbers will be posted below shortly after the drawing.
Winning numbers: 7 – 10 – 15 – 31 – 57, Megaball: 21
Please play responsibly. If you have any questions about the legitimacy of Mega Millions winnings or other lottery winnings, contact the Pennsylvania Lottery.