The Mega Millions jackpot is $790 million: when is the next draw?

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Mega Millions jackpot continues to skyrocket after there was no winner in Friday night’s draw.

And it’s the talk of the country. Anticipation is building as the jackpot continues to grow – and the estimated prize for Tuesday’s next draw has reached $790 million, or $464.4 million in cash.

The jackpot rolled again after no ticket matched the six numbers drawn on Friday night: the white balls 14, 40, 60, 64 and 66, plus the golden Mega Ball 16.

There have only been three lottery jackpots ever won, in any game, that exceeded the estimated jackpot prize of $790 million.

The jackpot is so high because there hasn’t been a winner for months. The last time there was a jackpot winner was in April.

Two were Mega Millions jackpots – $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018 and $1.05 billion won in Michigan on January 22, 2021. The current world record lottery prize is a Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion. dollars won on January 13. 2016.

But although no one scooped the prized jackpot, there were still millions of winners in Friday night’s draw, including a total of 3.4 million winning tickets across all prize tiers.

Four tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize. Three of them are worth $3 million each because they included the optional Megaplier (an additional $1 purchase available in most states), which was 3X Friday night. They were sold in Delaware, New Jersey and New York. The remaining Match 5 winning ticket, worth $1 million, was sold in Virginia.

If you’ve never played before, or even if you’re a regular player, here are some answers to key questions about playing Mega Millions.

How to buy a ticket?

Mega Millions tickets can be purchased at any New York lottery retailer for $2, seven days a week. The deadline to purchase a ticket is 10:45 p.m. on draw nights.

Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday, and the New York Lottery urges players to purchase tickets early to avoid last-minute lines.

When is the drawing?

The $790 million jackpot draw is Tuesday, July 26 at 11 p.m.

How to play ?

Players choose five numbers from 1-70 and one Mega Ball number from 1-25.

How can I win the jackpot?

In order to win the jackpot, players must match all five regular numbers, or white balls, in any order as well as the golden Mega Ball.

There are two Mega Millions jackpot payout options: you can receive your prize in 30 annual installments or receive the prize in a lump sum cash payment. Each annual payment is 5% higher than the previous one.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

The lump sum cash payment of the $790 million is $464.4 million.

What if I add a megaplier?

Megaplier is a feature that allows a winner to multiply the original prize amount.

Players can multiply their Mega Millions prizes (not the jackpot prize) by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. The Megaplier number is drawn before each draw.

A player must choose the Megaplier option when purchasing a Mega Millions ticket. Selecting the Megaplier option costs an additional $1 per game.

What are my chances of winning?

According to lottery officials, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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