What time is Mega Millions tonight? The jackpot grows again

With just hours to go until Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, the estimated jackpot has gotten even higher.

WASHINGTON – A $1.28 billion lottery prize was won in Friday night’s drawing for Mega millions.

The drawing will be held at 11:00 PM ET (10:00 PM Central/8:00 PM Pacific) in Atlanta, Georgia. Just hours before the draw, it was announced that the estimated jackpot had increased from $1.1 billion to $1.28 billion, with a cash option of $747.2 million.

While we quickly know the six numbers that were drawn late Friday night, it may take several hours for lottery officials to confirm whether there was a winner. Mega Millions said its website was down for two hours after Tuesday’s drawing because of record visitors as people rushed to check if they had picked winning numbers.

The huge jackpot belongs to the nation The third grand prize of any lottery game in the United States and the result is 29 consecutive no-one draws with all six numbers drawn. The last time someone hit the Mega Millions jackpot was April 15th.

What are the odds of winning Mega Millions? How much does the ticket cost?

before Rush to spend $2 On a single ticket, remember that the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million, regardless of how big the prize is.

If you buy more tickets, you increase your chances of winning, but before you shell out $100 for 50 tries, remember that in the grand scheme of things, 50 out of 302.5 million isn’t much better than one. For example, the founder of a fast food chain bought 50,000 tickets for Tuesday’s lottery and came up short.

The $1.28 billion prize is for players to receive their winnings through an annuity that is paid annually over 29 years. Almost all winners take the cash option, which is estimated at $747.2 million for Friday’s drawing.

How long can you buy Mega Millions tickets?

It may vary in some locations, but the general rule is that the sale closes at 10:45 PM ET on Friday, July 29th.

If no one wins Friday night’s jackpot, the prize will be increased before the next drawing on Tuesday night.

There has only been one larger Mega Millions jackpot to date. A $1.537 billion jackpot was won in October 2018 by a South Carolina woman who was visiting Greenville and decided to buy a ticket. According to the lottery. The woman, who remains anonymous under South Carolina law, chose the $877,784,124 one-time cash option. That winning ticket remains the world’s largest lottery prize ever won with a single ticket. According to the announcement of the lottery.

What are the 10 biggest mega million jackpots?

1. 1.537 billion dollars – 10/23/2018
2. $1.28 billion – 7/29/2022 – Est
3. $1.050 billion – 1/22/2021
4. 656 million dollars – 30/3/2012
5. 648 million dollars – 12/17/2013
6. $543 million – 7/24/2018
7. $536 million – 7/8/2016
8. $533 million – 3/30/2018
9. 522 million dollars – 6/7/2019
10. $516 million – 5/21/2021

What are the 10 biggest US lottery jackpots ever won?

1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

3. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

4. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

5. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

6. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

7. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

8. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

9. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

10. $648 million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)

Mega Millions is played on Tuesdays and Fridays in 45 states, as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.

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