What are the winning Mega Millions numbers for January 26? If you could use an extra $48 million in your bank account, check the results of Tuesday night’s drawing below — you might beat the 1 in 259 million odds and become the lottery’s latest multimillionaire.
Scroll down to see if you have tonight’s Mega Millions winning numbers.
There was no jackpot winner in last Friday night’s drawing (21, 25, 40, 46, 56 MB 3), but there were over one million ticket holders who won non-jackpot prizes that ranged from $1 (just the Mega ball) to $5,000 (four white balls and the Mega ball). If no one matches all five white balls and the gold Mega ball on Tuesday night, the jackpot will increase to roughly $58 million for the next drawing on Friday, January 29.
— California Lottery (@calottery) January 26, 2016
Tuesday night’s drawing takes place at 11 p.m. ET. The winning numbers will be posted here immediately after the drawing.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for January 26 are: (Pending)
How much money will you take home if you win tonight’s $48 million jackpot? If you choose to get your money in a single check, the payment will be based on the cash value of the jackpot — $30 million. According to USA Mega, 25 percent of the prize amount will be withheld for federal taxes, leaving the winner with $22,500,000.
State taxes will also be deducted before payment is made to the jackpot winner unless you live in a state that does not tax lottery winnings winner. The Tax Foundation reports that if you live in California, Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, or Wyoming, you will only have federal taxes deducted from your cash windfall.
Mega Millions jackpot winners can also choose the 30-year annuity option. The full $48 million jackpot will bread split into 30 annual payments of $1.6 million each before federal and state taxes.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday night at 11 p.m. ET. Check this list to find a lottery retailer near you.