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Oct 11, 2013 11:28 PM EDT | Brick Dozer
The Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, October 11 have been drawn. Check below to see if you won the jackpot.
The winning Mega Millions jackpot numbers are: 48,45,37,03,27, mb 46
The winning ticket for last Tuesday's $189 million dollar drawing was sold in Serven, Maryland. The winning ticket was finialy claimed on Friday after being hidden in an unpluged lamp for over a week. The winner reportedly told officials he had a dream of relatives revealing to him the winning numbers.
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September's $400 million Powerball prize winning ticket was sold at a Murphy USA gas station in Lexington, S.C. After the annoucment Executive director of South Carolina Educational Lottery, Paula Harper Bethea urged the winner to be cautious by, releasing a statement saying:
"There is somebody out there who is $399.4 million richer than they were yesterday! If the (winner) is watching, we encourage them to: 1. sign the back of the check, 2. put it in a safe location, and then 3. seek counsel. This is life changing, there are a lot of zeroes in the amount of money this person or these persons are going to get."
The life changing ticket was claimed a few days later by the winner who chose to stay anonymous.
Despite a few people's successes, the Mega Millions website urges participants to play responsibly:
"Although most people can play Mega Millions and other lottery games without ill effects, there are some people for whom gambling of any sort can be addictive and very damaging. Like other addictions, gambling addiction is a treatable disease. 12-step programs have proven to be particularly helpful.All of the Mega Millions member lotteries support and encourage thework of groups like Gamblers Anonymous and the National Council on Problem Gambling to combat gambling addiction and encourage responsible play.If you think you or a loved one may have a gambling addiction, or if you want to learn more, you can call the National Council on Problem Gambling's confidential 24-hour hotline: 800-522-4700."
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