Mega Millions: Jackpot rolls over, climbs to $720M

For the 27th consecutive time, there was not a grand prize winner in the Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot, which had grown to $640 million for Tuesday’s drawing, will be worth at least $720 million when numbers are drawn on Friday.

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The numbers drawn Tuesday were 19-22-31-37-54 and the Megaball was 18. The multiplier was 4X.

Update 12:25 a.m. July 19: There was no grand prize winner on Tuesday night, which pushed the jackpot to $720 million, lottery officials said. A winner in Friday’s drawing could also choose a lump-sum amount, which currently stands at $369.6 million before taxes.

Friday’s drawing will be for the fifth-largest jackpot in the Mega Millions history.

Original report: If someone matches all of the numbers, they have the option to take the cash with one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. A winner could also choose a lump-sum amount, which currently stands at $328.5 million before taxes.

Tuesday’s jackpot was the seventh-largest in Mega Millions history, according to the promotion’s website. When no one matched all of the numbers on Friday, it marked the 26th consecutive drawing without a winner.

No one has won the Mega Millions big prize since April 18, when a $20 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in New York. Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands for $2 each.

Mega Millions is the only lottery game that has awarded four jackpots topping $1 billion, according to the promotion’s website. The jackpot rose into 10-digit figures one time each in 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots

  • $1.537 billion -- Oct. 23, 2018 (One ticket from South Carolina)
  • $1.348 billion -- Jan. 13, 2023 (One ticket from Maine)
  • $1.337 billion -- July 29, 2022 (One ticket from Illinois)
  • $1.05 billion -- Jan. 22, 2021 (One ticket from Michigan)
  • $730 million (estimated) -- July 21, 2023
  • $656 million -- March 30, 2012 (One ticket each from Kansas, Illinois, Maryland)
  • $648 million -- Dec. 17. 2013 (One ticket each from California and Georgia)
  • $543 million -- July 24, 2018 (One ticket from California)
  • $536 million -- July, 8, 2016 (One ticket from Indiana)
  • $533 million -- March 30, 2018 (One ticket from New Jersey)

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