The prize for this week’s Mega Millions drawing is the third highest ever! Is today your lucky day?
The winning numbers for the Mega Millions lottery on Friday, July 22 are as follows:
According to the website for the Mega Millions lottery, the jackpot was worth an estimated $660 million, and players had the option of taking $388 million in cash.
The prize amounts to the tenth largest ever won in a lottery game held in the United States.
According to the official website for the Powerball lottery, the current jackpot is at $119 million, while the cash value of the prize is $69.2 million.
Winners of the lottery in the state of New Jersey were compelled to reveal their identities up until very recently. However, according to a new rule that Governor Phil Murphy signed into effect, winners will now be free to maintain their privacy.
How can I enter the Mega Millions lottery?
The drawings for Mega Millions take place at eleven o’clock at night on Tuesdays and Fridays of each week. The price of each ticket is $2, but for an additional dollar, you can purchase the Megaplier, which can multiply the amount of the prize you could potentially win by up to five times the amount of the initial prize (except for the jackpot).
Each participant chooses five numbers between 1 and 70 to represent their white balls, and one number between 1 and 25 to represent their Mega Ball. You also have the option of having the lottery machine make a Quick Pick for you based on a random number.
The prizes range from two dollars for correctly matching the Mega Ball to one million dollars (except in California) for correctly matching all five white balls to winning the jackpot for correctly matching all six balls. On this page of the Mega Millions website, you’ll find a link to each and every prize payout.
When you buy a ticket, it is not necessary for you to be a citizen of the United States or a resident of any particular state.
Where can I buy tickets for the Mega Millions?
You can compete in this game in 45 different states, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands of the United States. Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah are the states that do not participate in the Mega Millions lottery.
Lottery tickets can be purchased at a variety of retail establishments, including supermarkets, gas stations, and convenience stores. It is possible to buy Mega Millions of tickets online in several areas; but, you should be wary of fraudulent websites. For further information, contact the lottery office for your state.
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What are the chances that I will win?
It can be exciting to play the Mega Millions lottery, but you should avoid spending your winnings until you actually win them.
There is a one in 302,575,350 chance that you will win the jackpot.
There is a one in 12,607,306 chance that you will match all five white balls.
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What exactly does it mean to have a cash option?
Both an annuity and a cash prize are available for jackpot winners in the major lotteries held in the United States.
The annuity choice results in payment over a period of time. The first payment is made immediately, and the next 29 payments are made on an annual basis, with each subsequent payment being increased by 5%.
The cash choice results in a payout that is substantially less than the jackpot that was advertised, but it is received all at once. You will not need to wait for decades to receive all of the money.
What was the largest jackpot won in the Mega Millions game?
Since its inception in 1996, the Mega Millions lottery has been responsible for the following top 10 jackpots:
$1.53 billion was won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018; $1.05 billion was won in Michigan on January 22, 2021; $660 million was won on July 22, 2022; $656 million was won by three different people in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland on March 30, 2012;
The $648 million jackpot was split between two winners in California and Georgia on December 17, 2013.
$543 million won in California on July 24, 2018, $536 million won in Indiana on July 8, 20116 $533 million won in New Jersey on March 30, 2018, $522 million won in California on June 7, 2019, $515 million won in Pennsylvania on May 21, 2021
What was the most money ever won in a single lottery in the United States?
The following is a rundown of the most significant jackpots that have been won in the United States by players of the Powerball and Mega Millions of lotteries:
The Powerball jackpot on January 13, 2016, was $1.586 billion, and three winning tickets were purchased in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Mega Millions drawing held on October 23, 2018, awarded $1.537 billion to a winner in South Carolina. Mega Millions drawing held on January 22, 2021, awarded $1.05 billion to a winner in Michigan. On March 27, 2019, a Powerball jackpot worth $758.7 million was won in Wisconsin. A PowerBall jackpot of $730 million was won in Massachusetts on August 23, 2017. The Powerball drawing held on January 20, 2021, awarded the winning ticket holder in Maryland $699.8 million. The PowerBall drawing held on October 4, 2021, awarded the winning ticket holders in California $687.8 million. Powerball: Two winners in Iowa and New York shared $660 million; Mega Millions: $656 million; March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland; Powerball: Two winners in Iowa and New York shared $660 million;