Mega Millions Jackpot crosses $1 billion

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Mega Millions Jackpot

Mega Millions Jackpot: After the winning numbers were selected on Tuesday, July 26 night, and no winner was announced, the Mega Millions jackpot exceeded $1 billion for just the third time in the game’s 20-year history.

The current projected prize for the Friday, July 29 Mega Millions drawing is $1.025 billion.

Mega Millions Jackpot crosses $1 billion

The winning numbers for Tuesday were 7-29-60-63-66. The Mega Ball was worth 15 and the Megaplier was worth 3.

The jackpot increased to an estimated $830 million before Tuesday night’s drawing, making it the third-largest in the game’s history.

A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Northbrook, Ill. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

According to a statement from Mega Millions released early on Wednesday, July 27, “Friday’s drawing will be the thirty-first in this jackpot run, which began on April 19 after the jackpot was won in Tennessee on April 15.”

Winners who choose the annuity option, which is paid out annually over 30 years, receive the $1.02 billion jackpot.

The majority of winners select the cash option, which is anticipated to be $602.5 million for the upcoming drawing on Friday night.

1 in 302.5 million people will win the jackpot, on average. In 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands, Mega Millions is accessible. The game is orchestrated by state lotteries.

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