ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Mega Millions winning numbers for October 17, 2014 results tonight have surged to $180 million. Tonight is not a record draw amount. But it is one of the biggest paydays in recent months. The draw has rolling been over consecutive weeks with no big winner. But could that change tonight? Your Mega Millions winning numbers for 10/17/14 will be announced to news just after 11 pm EST this evening.
In advance of Mega Millions winning numbers being released tonight 10-17-14, officials indicated to news that there are two big winners out there somewhere. They aren’t jackpot winners. But they are future millionaires. “Two big Mega Millions winning tickets sold in August are still waiting for their lucky owners to come forward. Worth $1 million each, the tickets correctly matched the five white balls in their respective drawings, just missing the Mega Ball for the jackpot”, Mega Millions officials tell news this week. “Check your tickets if you were in Michigan or Pennsylvania on the following dates.” Two dates are at issue. First “Michigan, August 5: A $1 million winning ticket was sold at a CVS Pharmacy on 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids.” And second “Pennsylvania, August 22: A $1 million winning ticket was sold at the Bandit Truck Plaza on I-78 in New Smithville, just west of Allentown.” So where are those winners today? Check your tickets.
Officials are alerting consumers to check their tickets and not miss their deadline to come forward. They tell news Thursday “These tickets are just two of the 172 Match 5 winning tickets sold since the Mega Millions game was changed one year ago with the goal of building larger jackpots faster, offering more million-dollar prizes and better overall odds of winning any prize, all while keeping the ticket price unchanged at $1.” They add “Most of the Match 5 second-tier winners through the October 14 drawing have been at the $1 million level; 11 of them won between $2 and $5 million because those tickets included the optional Megaplier purchase for an additional $1.” For live score results tonight click HERE.