A Mega Millions jackpot ticket now will pay an estimated $830 million. This jackpot has become the 4th largest jackpot in US history. As the prizes of the Mega Millions jackpot are increasing day by day people who wanna be millionaires are rushing to buy tickets.
The Mega Millions drawings are held every two times per week:
On 26 July, Tuesday, the Mega Millions numbers were in for the lottery jackpot. The jackpot is worth an estimated $810 million, with a cash option of $470.1 million.
The mega ball for Tuesday night’s drawing was 15, and the winning numbers were 29, 63, 66, 7, and 60. The Megapiler was 3X. The Mega Millions drawings were held at approx. 11 p.m. every two times per week i.e. every Tuesday and Friday.
The Mega Millions prize jumped by $20 million between Monday and Tuesday. Following the 22 July drawing, the jackpot increased by $40 million since the estimated jackpot of $790 million was announced. As no one won the drawing.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot could almost increase to $1 Billion if no one wins tonight:
Tuesday’s jackpot prize is the third largest in Mega Millions history and the fourth largest in US history. Over the last two days, the jackpot prize is increasing significantly. If the sales continued to increase at this pace then the jackpot could be even larger. If no one would be able to win tonight’s drawing, then Friday’s jackpot could almost increase to $1 Billion.
The Mega Millions jackpot tickets cost $2 each. The jackpot is played in 44 states including the district of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. As the jackpot prize increases, the number of players also increases.
National Mega Millions sales rose from $116 million to $172.1 million from 19 July to 22 July. As all the attention was on Tuesday’s giant prize, lottery officials expected sales increased to $262.1 million.
The additional ticket purchases mean that 23% of all number combinations were covered for the 22 July drawing. For Tuesday’s drawing, about 33% will be covered. As there have been 28 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner, it is allowing the prize to grow week after week.