LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Mega Millions winning numbers for November 8, 2013 results tonight are set to be released in a few hours. But officials confirm to news that the Mega Millions winning numbers for 11-8-13 are worth one hundred fifteen million dollars with a cash option of sixty-three million dollars. The draw has grown faster, and larger, in recent weeks, pursuant to changes implemented in the game late last month. The results will be announced at 11 pm EST tonight.
The latest Mega Million winning numbers follows a slow Wednesday draw. That night, there was one Match Five one million dollar winner. There were thirty-five Match Four five thousand dollar winners, three of which had the megaplier bringing their winnings to twenty-five thousand dollars.
But in advance of tonight’s results for November 8, 2013, participants are remembering October 2009 winner Steve Williams. At the time, he knew he had the wining ticket worth $200 million dollars. But he waited five months to come forward with his ticket. It was the second largest prize won in the state of Virginia at the time. So why did he wait? “Mr. Williams, who works as a carpenter, said he waited to claim his prize so he could assemble and meet with financial and legal advisors to plan for his future.”
A month earlier, Wayne Reese won twelve million dollars. But he decided to come forward right away with his ticket. “Reese, who is a contractor and owns a septic tank business, wants to build homes for his two adult children. He and his wife, Linda, also intend to remodel their own home”, officials told news at the time.
UPDATE: Tonight’s numbers have just been announced. They are 41, 42, 51, 57, 65, Mega: 7, Megaplier: 2. For other Mega Millions and Powerball results this week click HERE.