The Mega Millions jackpot rises to $555 million ahead of Tuesday’s drawing, making it the 5th largest in the lottery’s history.
The Mega Millions Jackpot Heating Up:
The Jackpot rises to $555 million ahead of Tuesday’s drawing, making it the 5th largest in the lottery’s history.
Strong ticket sales helped push the prize to its historical rank, which is about $317 million in cash, as per the lottery’s website.
The lucky numbers were 2, 31, 32, 37, and 70 plus the gold Mega Ball 25, according to the lottery’s website. The next draw will be on Friday, July 22.
The Biggest Mega Millions Jackpot:
The jackpot was $480 million last Friday, the 10th largest in Mega Millions history at about $276 million in cash.
According to the lottery website, 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 biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever was an astounding $1.537 billion, won by a lucky South Carolina resident in 2018.
Deputy director of the Colorado Lottery – Jennifer Anderson, told CBS News that national lotteries like this jackpot help individual states bring revenue in most cases such as outdoor recreation, open spaces, and schools.