Sitting on pins and needles waiting for the December 20, 2011 Mega Millions results? Your torturous wait is over! The Mega Millions winning numbers for December 20, 2011 have been released. They are 20, 24, 27, 45, 51, the Mega Ball number is 31, and Megaplier number is X 4.Photo credit: jdurham from morguefile.comGood News and Bad NewsNo one likes bad news, especially during the holiday season, but here it is. Unfortunately, no one won the $152,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night. But the good news is you get another chance at being a filthy-rich multimillionaire before the 2011 tax year is over. That’s because the Mega Millions jackpot rolled over and is now worth a mind-blowing $173,000,000 for the next drawing on Friday, December 23rd!Mega Millions Results 12/20/2011Just because there were no Mega Millions grand prize winners doesn’t mean the whole lottery game was a total bust however. On the contrary, there are over a million lottery winners that will be spending plenty on Christmas presents this year.There were nine (9) second-tier winners that matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball number for $250,000 each on December 20th. Two (2) lottery winners bought their tickets from the California Lottery, two (2) Mega Millions winners purchased their tickets from the Texas Lottery, two (2) from the Ohio Lottery, and one (1) each from the Georgia Lottery, Illinois Lottery, and the Pennsylvania Lottery. If any of these Mega Millions winners also bought Megaplier tickets, they’re going to be thrilled when they find out they’re instant millionaires!There were also sixty-seven (67) third-tier winners for $10,000 each. Tuesday’s Megaplier number was 4, so any third-tier winners purchasing Megaplier tickets will have their checkbooks fattened by $40,000 instead—and all for an extra dollar!In addition, there were two thousand seven hundred twenty-nine (2,729) fourth-tier winners for $150 each. Likewise, if these Mega Millions winners forked over an extra dollar for the Megaplier option, they’ll have a nice surprise with $600 each.When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?The next Mega Millions drawing is on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00 p.m. ET. The estimated Mega Millions jackpot is $173,000,000 annuity, or $129,500,000 one-time cash lump-sum before taxes. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn on Tuesday and Friday evenings at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The final Mega Millions results are usually available within a few hours of the drawing.Please Play ResponsiblyRemember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don’t spend more than you’re willing to lose.See all Donna’s Mega Millions results and Powerball results at Gather.com.