In Washington state, Mega Millions tickets are sold between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can purchase tickets online or in a lucky store. To win the Mega Millions, you must purchase your ticket before midnight on Tuesday or Friday in order to play.
Taxes on Mega Millions winnings
Mega Millions winnings will be taxed at the federal level and may be subject to state taxes as well. The federal tax rate for lottery winnings ranges from 24 to 37 percent. The difference will be owed by the winning ticket owner at tax time. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the amount of taxes that you owe.
Depending on the size of your prize, you can either take a lump sum or elect to pay the winner’s taxes over time. If you win more than $500, the lump sum option is often the best choice. This option pays out an average of 61% of the jackpot, making it popular among jackpot winners. While federal tax rates are fairly standard, state tax rates can differ significantly. In some cases, you may be able to avoid state income tax completely.
Cost of tickets
Mega Millions ticket sales in Washington state end an hour and a half before the drawing. The drawing takes place at 8:01 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can purchase a ticket before then, but sales close an hour before the drawing. If you don’t wish to wait that long, you can buy your ticket online.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each and the jackpot starts at $40 million and keeps growing until a winner is chosen. Tickets can be purchased from the Washington State Lottery or online from its website.
Lucky store in Washington state
Washington state’s Lottery recently released a list of the “Luckiest Stores” across the state. The list features retailers that sold the most winning tickets during the 2010 drawing. The Safeway in Lacey and Fred Meyer in Renton tied for the top spot with 15 winning tickets each.
The lucky retailers of Washington state were selected based on sales of the Mega Millions lottery. A winning ticket was worth at least $1 million. A lucky retailer is one that sells tickets to draw a million dollars. The Washington Lottery announced its Lucky Retailers at retail locations in seven different regions. The Eastern region, which covers Spokane, had four stores that made the top spot.
Online lottery in Washington state
If you are a resident of Washington state and would like to purchase tickets to the Mega Millions lottery online, you may want to consider using the Mido Lotto app. Mido, which is owned by Lottery Now, allows players to purchase Mega Millions tickets online and scan winning tickets. The app promotes convenience, but it is not a licensed retailer and the Lottery in Washington cannot guarantee the legitimacy of purchases made through this app.
To be eligible to purchase tickets, you must be at least eighteen years of age. Other states have higher minimum age requirements. For example, Nebraska has a minimum age requirement of 19 years old. Although the lottery is illegal in Washington state right now, it may be legalized in the future.
Legality of playing Mega Millions in Washington state
In order to play Mega Millions in Washington state, you will need to buy a ticket at a lottery retailer. The tickets cost $2.00 each and must be purchased before the drawing date. To play, players must choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from one to 25. Alternatively, players can opt for Quick Pick, which automatically chooses numbers for them. You can also add the $1.00 Megaplier option to your ticket to increase your chances of winning.
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game. It is currently offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To play, you can buy a ticket for $2, or buy a ticket online. The draw is held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time. To enter, you must choose five numbers from 1 to 75 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 15. You can choose your numbers yourself or let the lottery terminal randomly choose numbers for you.