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The MegaMillions Jackpot Jumps again, to $1.28B for Friday, July 29, 2022

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Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1.28 Billion paid as an annuity (or a lump sum/cash option of $747.2M) for the July 29, 2022 drawing.

The current jackpot is now the second largest in Mega Millions' 20 year history. The largest on record was $1.538 Billion , won October 23, 2018, when the winning ticket was sold in the upstate of South Carolina.

According to the Mega Million website, here's a table of the largest jackpots in the game's history.

The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:

  • Amount | Date | Winning Tickets Sold
  • $1.537 billion | 10/23/2018 | 1-SC
  • $1.280 billion | 7/29/2022 | ?
  • $1.050 billion | 1/22/2021 | 1-MI
  • $656 million    | 3/30/2012   | 3-IL, KS, MD
  • $648 million | 12/17/2013 | 2-CA, GA
  • $543 million | 7/24/2018 | 1-CA
  • $536 million | 7/8/2016 | 1-IN
  • $533 million | 3/30/2018 | 1-NJ
  • $522 million | 6/7/2019 | 1-CA
  • $516 million | 5/21/2021 | 1-PA

Mega Millions lottery tickets cost $2 each (without Megaplier). Drawings are held 11 p.m. ET every Tuesday and Friday. Odds of winning the grand prize is 1 in 303 million. If you play, please play responsibly.


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