Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $790 million
NEW YORK - The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $790 million for Tuesday's drawing after no one hit all the numbers for Friday night’s drawing.
The winning numbers from the July 22, 2022 Mega Million jackpot were 14, 40, 60, 64, 66 and 16 for the gold ball.
There were several 2nd prize winners. There was a $1 million winner in Virginia. There were tickets sold in Delaware, New Jersey, and New York that also chose the multiplier option, making them worth $3 million.
The Tuesday drawing will have a $464.4 million cash option.
Only two billion-dollar jackpots have ever been higher: $1.537 billion won in South Carolina in October 2018, and $1.050 billion won in Michigan in January 2021, lottery officials said.
The next MegaMillions drawing is Tuesday, July 26 at 11 p.m. ET.
Four Mega Millions jackpots have been won to date in 2022, lottery officials said.
Most recently, $20 million was won in Tennessee on April 15. A $426 million prize was won in California on Jan. 28, followed by $128 million in New York on March 8 and $110 million in Minnesota on April 12.
How to play, odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70, and one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. Players win if the numbers on one row of a ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. Players win the jackpot by matching all six numbers in a drawing. If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the next drawing.
For those lucky enough to become a Mega Millions jackpot winner, they get the choice of a cash option or an annual payout. The annuity option means getting an initial payment followed by 29 annual payments, and each payment is 5% larger than the previous one. For those that select the cash option, they receive a one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool after taxes.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot prize is roughly 1 in 302,575,350, lottery officials said. But a player’s overall chance of winning any prize is 1 in 24.