- Still not sure if you are the lucky lottery winner? Don’t waste any more time, check the winning numbers for the January 4 Mega Millions draw.
- For this first drawing of the year, the jackpot is up to $253 million.
- Check the results of today’s Mega Millions draw.
START THE YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT! Still don’t know if you are the lucky winner of the lottery? Don’t waste any more time, check the winning numbers for the January 4 Mega Millions drawing and confirm if luck is on your side. Remember there are millions to win.
For the drawing on this Tuesday, January 4, which is the first of the year, the jackpot is $253 million. If you take the loot, you can opt for a one-time cash payment of $175.6 million. These are the results of the Mega Millions drawing for January 4:
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For your convenience you can also see THE FULL SWEEPSTAKES HERE or if you missed the previous drawing, just type «Mega Millions» into the Mundo Hispánico search engine. There you will find all the previous results. Of course, keep checking to see if you are the winner.
Mega Millions has provided the two smallest American lotteries with the biggest jackpots in their history, thanks to Match 5 with Megaplier prizes: North Dakota had a $3 million winner in May 2016 and March 2021, while Wyoming had a $5 million winner in March 2016 and August 2020. A $3 million winning ticket was sold in the Virgin Islands.
Difference between one-time cash payment and annuity
Previously we told you that you could choose a one-time cash payment, well you could also choose annual payments. You may ask: What is the difference? The cash option is nothing more than, «a one-time lump sum payment equal to the cash of the Mega Millions jackpot,» the lottery notes.
While the annuity option, “is paid as an immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% higher than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation.” Single payment or annual, have you thought about it?
How to play Mega Millions?
Well, before you think about whether you prefer the full pot or annual payouts, it’s worth knowing how Mega Millions is played. The first thing is to know that each ticket costs $2.00 and that players can choose six numbers. You will have to choose 5 numbers, «from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and a number from 1 to 25 (the golden Mega Ball), or select Easy Pick / Quick Pick».
To win the biggest pot, you have to get the six winning numbers of the draw, but you can also win smaller amounts, of $500 or $10,000 for example, if you match several of the winning numbers. CHECK THE PRIZE TABLE HERE.
When and where can I play?
Do you want to know where to buy tickets? You have many options because they are sold by, «lottery retailers / agents in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands in a total of 47 jurisdictions.» Just go to the closest and most reliable store for you.
Now, do you want to know when to play? The Mega Millions does two drawings in Atlanta, Georgia, each week, “Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time, 10:00 pm Central Time, 9:00 pm Mountain Time, 8:00 pm Eastern Time. Peaceful.» Follow us for the results every Tuesday and Friday.
What do I do if I win the lottery?
We give you some simple tips. Based on what experts recommend, the first thing to do is sign the ticket. Then make photocopies of its front and back, and store it in a bank safe. In the United States, there have been cases of winners who lost their winning ticket or had their ticket stolen. The latter leads us to tip number two.
So, the second tip is: Don’t tell anyone. Experts recommend not telling anyone, including close relatives and friends, that you have the winning Mega Millions numbers. The most common reaction after winning is wanting to tell everyone close to you. However, this can lead to even those closest to you being tempted to grab the winning ticket, or they could tell someone outside your inner circle who is willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on the ticket.
More tips for winners
Another tip is remain anonymous. If the laws in your state allow it, it is advisable to remain anonymous. The states that allow it are Delaware, Maryland, North Dakota, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Georgia. In Vermont, Colorado, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, the winner can send a designated attorney to collect the award.
With the money in hand, it is good that you follow two other recommendations. The first thing is that seek professional help. It is important not to make snap decisions and to take the time to find a good lawyer and a trusted financial advisor. It is key to employ a trusted accountant to comply with all taxes to the letter.The second is to manage your money well. Although it may seem pointless to budget when the prize is so big, it is exactly when you will need it most.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers January 4: What will you spend the money on?
Well… while playing Mega Millions, you can also fantasize about everything you could buy when you have the jackpot in your hands: A mansion, cars, clothes, trips. Although some prefer to save or invest in their own business so they no longer have to rely on a 9-5 job.
Many of the people who have won the lottery have commented that they would pay their outstanding debts first and then share with family, friends and acquaintances. January 4 Mega Millions Winning Numbers Announced.