What is the jackpot for the upcoming Mega Millions drawing, when is it, and where can you buy tickets? Don’t pass up the opportunity to participate and possibly change your life forever as the prize pool continues to increase, presently standing at $1.1 billion. You mention Mega Millions, I notice. Now that we’ve reached the “billions” category—only one, mind you—all eyes will be on the draw on Friday, July 29, to see if the jackpot is eventually won.
What are the Chances that I’ll hit the Jackpot?
The Mega Millions draw yielded no winner on Tuesday, July 26 (the numbers were 7, 29, 60, 63, 66 – 15), which initially brought the jackpot up to an astonishing – wait for it – $1.02 billion for Friday’s draw. Then, as more people raced to participate, it skyrocketed, reaching $1.1 billion with just hours to go. To be clear, the estimated jackpot is $1,100,000,000. That’s a lot of zeros! Another thing to keep in mind is that the odds of winning are 1 in 302.6 million… yet someone has to win, so why not you?
When will the next Mega Millions Drawing be Held?
It’s worth mentioning that if you choose the cash option, the above value decreases slightly. In such an instance, you’d be paid a flat amount of $602.5 million (did I just say that?). So, how do you become involved?
The draw will take place at 11 p.m. ET, and if won, it will be the third greatest gaming reward and the largest since a $1.05 billion jackpot was won in Michigan in January 2021. The greatest prize ever won was $1.537 billion, which was paid out in South Carolina in October 2018. If you want more information, we did a post on the largest-ever wins. This is the 31st drawing in the jackpot run, which began in April. Throughout the duration, there have been more than 17.9 million winning tickets at all reward levels, including around 30 valued at least $1 million.
The Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET. Five white balls are chosen at random from a pool of 70, and one gold Mega Ball is chosen at random from a pool of 25. If the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers drawn on that date, you win. There are nine different methods to win a prize, ranging from $2 to the jackpot. If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the next drawing’s prize. The overall odds of receiving a reward are one in twenty-four.
Which states allow me to play Mega Millions?
Mega Millions of lottery tickets are accessible in 45 states, with Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah the only exceptions. A ticket can also be purchased in Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands. So far this year, a $426 million Mega Millions jackpot has been won in California. A $128 million jackpot has been won in New York. A $110 million jackpot has been won in Minnesota.
Who knows what the next one will be? If you live in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, you can purchase lottery tickets online by registering with the respective lotteries.