LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Mega Millions winning numbers today October 25, 2013 are jumping to sixty-five million dollars. When Mega Millions results tonight for 10-25-13 are announced to news, someone could be very rich. But in recent draws, no one has been correctly picking jackpot numbers. Could that change tonight? Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday night are just a few hours away to be announced at 11 pm EST tonight.
Officials tell news that tonight’s Mega Millions winning numbers for October 25 represent the second draw under the game’s new format. Paula Otto, Virginia Lottery Executive Director and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, recently outlined to news and players how the game changes will impact payouts. At the core of the new game is a change in the format’s “matrix.” Reps tell news that “The last time the Mega Millions matrix changed was June 2005.”
Yet, the overall premise, behind these new October 2013 Mega Millions changes, is to make the game easier to win smaller prizes and harder to win larger prizes. There is also an effort to make the larger prizes run up, draw to draw, to bigger payouts faster than before. This is done through three methods.
First the starting prize has been stepped up. Second, the Megaplier option has been changed. And third, the numbers of possible balls for each color have been modified.
UPDATE: Tonight’s winning numbers have just been released to news. They are 6, 16, 45, 54, 60, Mega: 15, Megaplier: 2. For Powerball and Mega Millions winning numbers this week click HERE.