ABC News announced today that the Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot hit $173 Million. Many more people are willing to take part in the competition because they believe the Christmas holidays might influence their luck. The drawing will be held this Friday evening, that is, right before Christmas Eve.
The $173 million jackpot was reached this week after nobody matched the six numbers on the Tuesday’s night drawing. Back then, the multi-state lottery’s prize amounted to $152 million, but the sum continued to grow. Given the large sum of money that is put at stake, the lottery is expecting many people to test their luck this Friday.
The numbers that were extracted on Tuesday night were: 20, 24, 27, 45, 51, with the “Mega Ball” of 31. There was a person from Georgia who managed to take home a considerable sum of money. The player matched five out of the six numbers and went home with a bag full of $250,000.
Richard and Mary Morrison from New York were the most recent persons to win the lottery during the Christmas holidays. On December 22, 2009, they matched all the numbers and thus, they won a $165 million prize. People, who have listened to the couple’s story, all agreed that the 2009 prize was indeed a miracle. Richard and Mary Morrison were almost bankrupt when the universe finally rewarded them for the years they spent taking care of homeless family shelters.
They didn’t manage to grab hold of the prize so quickly because the State Supreme Court wanted to block their Mega Million Lottery Jackpot claiming that the couple overbilled the Suffolk County for the homeless shelters they once ran. Their legal disputes with the authorities haven’t been settled yet.
Morrison told reporters that people should not think that the prizes they win are blessings, especially if they come around the holidays. Apparently, you still have to struggle to get what is legally yours. The couple further declared that the prize did not affect their lifestyles. On the contrary, they try to help even more people now by setting up more nonprofit foundations.