ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Mega Millions winning numbers for July 18, 2014 results tonight just been released to news. Tonight Mega Millions carried a cash option of twenty-eight million dollars. And it featured a jackpot valued at fifty million dollars. But was there a Mega Millions winner tonight 7/18/14, and if not, how big could the Mega Millions draw become next week? Your Mega Millions winner numbers for results tonight are 5, 8, 59, 65, 72, Mega: 3, Megaplier: 3.
This evening, the draw rolled over. There have been several draws with no jackpot winner. So the payout has rolled over, and increased. Tonight’s Mega Millions winning numbers for 7-18-14 follows recent winners, just non-jackpot winners. Among the unusual winners however is an “Albuquerque man [who] won 15 prizes totaling $60,000 in one Mega Millions drawing. Steven Traub claimed his prizes in person at New Mexico Lottery headquarters yesterday.” He proclaimed “This has made my day”.
So how did this happen? Officials tell news that for “the July 8 drawing, Traub purchased five plays on three tickets for a total of 15 plays. On every play, Traub used the ages of his four youngest children and his wife … as his white ball numbers. To complete the plays, Traub selected one from each of the game’s 15 yellow Mega Balls.” Then he added a twist. “On 14 plays, Traub matched four white ball numbers to win 14 prizes of $500 each, totaling $7,000. On one play, he matched four white ball numbers and the yellow Mega Ball to win $5,000. Traub’s winnings came to $12,000, but his good fortune didn’t end there.”
Because he added a feature to each winning ticket, his prize amount leaped. “Traub added the game’s Megaplier feature to each play. The $1-per play feature multiples non-jackpot prizes between two and five times, depending on the multiplier drawn. On July 8, the number 5 was drawn as the multiplier. Traub’s winnings went from $12,000 to $60,000.” For all other winning numbers this week click HERE.