Mega Millions jackpot now $640 million, among highest in its history | Inquirer News

Mega Millions jackpot now $640 million, among highest in its history

/ 01:02 AM July 16, 2023

Mega Millions jackpot now $640 million, among highest in its history

A Mega Millions wagering slip is held in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania., Jan. 12, 2023. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown again, to at least an estimated $640 million, after there was no winner Friday night, July 14. (File photo by GENE J. PUSKAR / Associated Press)

The Mega Millions top prize has grown again to an estimated $640 million after there was no winner of the lottery’s latest giant jackpot.

The numbers drawn late Friday night were: 10, 24, 48, 51, 66, and gold Mega Ball 15.


The estimated $640 million jackpot in the next drawing would only be distributed to a winner who chooses an annuity paid over 29 years. Nearly all grand prize winners opt to take a cash payout, which for Tuesday night’s drawing is an estimated $328 million.


The lottery jackpot is the seventh largest in the game’s history, Mega Millions said in a statement.

Four tickets matched all five white balls to garner the second prize level in the drawing. A ticket sold in South Carolina included an optional multiplier, making it worth $2 million. Two tickets in California and one in North Carolina also were second-tier winners, Mega Millions said.

Despite the game’s long odds of 1 in 302.6 million, players continue to purchase tickets as the size of the grand prize grows.

The last time a Mega Millions player hit the top prize was April 18.

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



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