Mega Millions Jackpot soars to $630 million

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The stars chose not to align for a jackpot winner on Tuesday.

The Mega Millions winning jackpot numbers were: 2, 31, 32, 37, 70. The Mega Ball number was 25.

The next Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $630 million.

No one was fortunate enough to win the jackpot of an estimated $555 million, but others still arguably got a good deal with the second-place prize.

Four lucky ticket holders each won $1 million. None of them, however, hit the megaplier that would have awarded them $3 million.

The four second-place prize tickets were sold in Arizona, California, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

The most recent Mega Millions jackpot winner received $20 million from a ticket purchased in Pegram, Tennessee, over three months ago, on April 15.

A cash option of $359.7 million is also available for prospective winners of the next Mega Millions jackpot. The drawing will be on Friday, July 22, at 11 p.m. EST.

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $630 million after no winner matched all 6 numbers Tuesday

The Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to $630 million after there were no winners to match Tuesday’s winning six numbers.

The numbers were 2, 31, 32, 37, 70 plus the gold Mega Ball 25, according to the lottery’s website. The night’s $555 million jackpot was the fifth largest in the lottery’s history.

The next drawing will be on Friday, when the cash prize is estimated to be $360 million.

Strong ticket sales helped push Tuesday’s prize to its historical rank, which was about $317 million in cash, according to the lottery’s website.

There were four big winners Tuesday who drew the first five numbers, winning $1 million each. Fifty-two winners matched the first four numbers and the Mega Ball, the lottery said.

A $20 million jackpot was won on April 15, and since then there have been more than 15.5 million winning tickets at all prize levels, including 25 worth $1 million or more, the lottery said ahead of last night’s drawing.

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $630M after no one won $555M top prize

There were no winning tickets sold for the $555 million Mega Millions jackpot that was up for grabs in a drawing Tuesday night, so Friday night’s drawing will be for a pot of gold of at least $630 million, the lottery says. It would be the fifth biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

If there is a winner, the prize could be taken in annual payments over 30 years or as a lump sum of $359.7 million in cash, Mega Millions says — though the numbers are all but certain to grow as people flock to buy tickets.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 2, 31, 32, 37 and 70, with the last ball being 25.

There were four Match 5 winners Tuesday night, in Arizona, California, North Carollina and New Hampshire.

In 2022 alone, there have been three big jackpot wins, including $426 million in California in January, $128 million in New York in March and $110 million in Minnesota in April, Mega Millions said.

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The biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever was a staggering $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina in 2018.

Jennifer Anderson, deputy director of the Colorado Lottery, told CBS News national lotteries like Mega Millions help individual states bring in revenue for outdoor recreation, open spaces, and, in most cases, schools.

“In many states, the most common is education, either in the form of scholarships and infrastructure in schools,” Anderson said. “In Colorado we have returned over $3.8 billion for outdoor open spaces, recreation. We just bought two new state parks, and that’s important because Colorado population continues to grow and it is outpacing the amount of open spaces we have for people recreating.”

Mega Millions drawing July 19, 2022: Check winning numbers, jackpot up to $630 million

No winner came forward on Tuesday night to claim the Mega Millions jackpot and so, it continues to rise, now up to over $100 million more than before the drawing: currently at an estimated $630 million with a cash value of $359.7 million.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since April 15, when a ticket in Tennessee won $20 million. If someone were to win the current jackpot at $630 million, it would be among the 10 largest Mega Millions jackpots ever, according to the lottery.

While no one claimed the jackpot, there were a number of Match 5 $1 million winners in Arizona, California, North Carolina and New Hampshire.

The most recent numbers from Tuesday’s drawing were 2, 31, 32, 37 and 70. The Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier was 3X.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday, July 22 at 11 p.m. Whether you’ve played before, or if this is your first time trying your luck at the lottery, here’s what you need to know ahead of the next drawing.

When are the Mega Millions drawings?
Mega Millions drawings are Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Ticket sales end at 10:45 p.m. in Kentucky and Indiana.

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How to play the Mega Millions
Tickets to Mega Millions cost $2 per play.

There are nine total ways to win a prize, from the jackpot to $2.

Pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.

Choose Easy Pick or Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in the drawing.

What’s the Megaplier?
Most states offer the Megaplier feature, which increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four and five times.

It costs an additional $1 per play. Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with “2X,” three with “4X” and one with “5X.”

Where to buy Mega Millions tickets
You can play Mega Millions in 47 localities: 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To find locations, search the Mega Millions website.

In Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, you can buy a Mega Millions ticket at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets until 10:45 p.m. on drawing night.

In Kentucky, residents can also purchase tickets online at www.KYLottery.com.

In Ohio, residents can use Lottery Card available in Kroger, Buehler’s Fresh Foods and Giant Eagle stores. It allows Ohio consumers to enter draw games on their phones and get notified and paid electronically if they win. You can also buy tickets online at www.OhioLottery.com.

What was the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever?
In 2018, one winning ticket in South Carolina sold for a $1.537 billion grand prize, which was the world’s largest lottery prize ever won on a single ticket.

In January 2021, a winning ticket sold in Michigan for $1.05 billion.

What happens if I win Mega Millions?
Mega Millions offers two options.

You can take annuity, in which you’re paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous.

There’s also the cash option, a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.

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