The Mega Millions jackpot continues to creep closer to the $1 billion mark as there was no grand prize winner on Tuesday, making Friday’s drawing worth at least $910 million.
The numbers drawn for the $820 million grand prize were 3-5-6-44-61 and the Megaball was 25. The multiplier was 4X.
No winner; jackpot climbs to $910 million
Update 12:32 a.m. EDT July 26: For the 29th consecutive drawing, no one matched all five white balls and the Megaball, lottery officials said. That means Friday’s jackpot will be worth an estimated $910 million.
If someone matches all of the numbers Friday, they have the option to take the cash with one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. A winner could also choose a lump-sum amount, which currently stands at $464.2 million before taxes.
Original report: Tuesday’s drawing was the 28th since the last winner. The jackpot was last won in Syracuse, New York, on April 18, USA Today reported. The jackpot for that drawing was $20 million.
If someone matches all of the numbers Tuesday, they have the option to take the cash with one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. A winner could also choose a lump-sum amount, which currently stands at $418.3 million before taxes.
Tuesday’s jackpot was the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history, according to the promotion’s website. When no one matched all of the numbers on Friday, it marked the 26th consecutive drawing without a winner.
The next drawing is Friday.
No one has won the Mega Millions big prize since April 18, when a $20 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in New York. Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands for $2 each.
Mega Millions is the only lottery game that has awarded four jackpots topping $1 billion, according to the promotion’s website. The jackpot rose into 10-digit figures one time each in 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots
- $1.537 billion — Oct. 23, 2018 (One ticket from South Carolina)
- $1.348 billion — Jan. 13, 2023 (One ticket from Maine)
- $1.337 billion — July 29, 2022 (One ticket from Illinois)
- $1.05 billion — Jan. 22, 2021 (One ticket from Michigan)
- $910 million (estimated) — July 28, 2023
- $656 million — March 30, 2012 (One ticket each from Kansas, Illinois, Maryland)
- $648 million — Dec. 17. 2013 (One ticket each from California and Georgia)
- $543 million — July 24, 2018 (One ticket from California)
- $536 million — July, 8, 2016 (One ticket from Indiana)
- $533 million — March 30, 2018 (One ticket from New Jersey)