The Mega Millions drawing jackpot has surpassed $1.05 billion prior to the drawing on Tuesday, after no one had a chance to match all six numbers Friday.
The drawing on Tuesday is the fourth-largest Mega Millions drawing jackpot to date and comes with the jackpot topping $550.2 million cash prize.
The jackpot is on the rise since the beginning of spring when the 20 million jackpot was taken home at Syracuse, New York on the 18th of April. Five additional Mega Millions jackpots have been taken home this year with the largest being one of the biggest jackpots, a $1.348 billion jackpot in January. This was the second-highest prize ever won by a lottery game in its history.
These are the top numbers of Tuesday night.
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Mega Millions drawing the winning numbers on August 1
The winning numbers in Tuesday’s draw were 8 24, 61, 30, and 45. There was a Megaball. Mega Ball was 12 and the Megaplier was 4X. Megaplier was 4X.
There were some major winners on Friday night, but not the largest prize. One winner from Pennsylvania took home $5 million by matching the five white balls as well as the Megaplier. Four other winners – one from Pennsylvania, Arizona, California and New York – each won $1 million in prizes, which were identical to those five white balls.
How do I play Mega Millions
Tickets for Mega Millions are $2 per game. There are nine ways to win prizes.
To play, choose five numbers between 1 and 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. You can select Easy Pick or Quick Pick to let the terminal randomly choose random numbers on your behalf. The jackpot is won by being able to match the winning numbers of all six in the draw.
How do I find the Megaplier?
Many states provide many states offer the Megaplier feature that increases the jackpots for non-jackpot games by two, three, and five times.
The cost is extra $1 for each game. Prior to each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of fifteen balls, five balls are marked as “2X,” three with “4X” and one is marked with “5X.”
What is the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever?
With $1.05 billion the this Tuesday’s Mega Millions will equal the fourth-highest prize in the history of the lottery. Here’s where the other record holders are:
- $1.537 billion from a single winning ticket in South Carolina in October 2018.
- $1.348 billion from a single winning ticket in Maine in January 2023.
- $1.337 billion in winnings from a single ticket in Illinois in July 2022.
- $1.05 billion raised from a single winning ticket from Michigan in January 2021.
- $1.05 billion (estimated on August 1, 2023).