Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.28 billion — its second largest prize ever
The Mega Millions jackpot is valued at $1.28 billion in Friday night’s draw. According to Mega Millions, $747.2 million in cash (excluding taxes) will be the second-highest prize in gaming history. The biggest jackpot in gaming history was $1.537 billion in 2018, and winning tickets were sold in South Carolina.
The second-biggest prize after Mega Millions was $1.05 billion in 2021, with winning tickets sold in Michigan. The current jackpot is the third-highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history after the 2016 Powerball lottery in California, Florida and Tennessee recorded $158.6 million. The final Mega Millions draw was held on Tuesday and the winning numbers were 7-29-60-63-66 and the Mega Ball was number 15. According to Mega Millions, no one took the grand prize, but nine tickets garnered at least $1 million.
The last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 15th. And as the awards have grown over the past few weeks, Americans are rushing to buy tickets to win them. Draw will be held at 23:00 on Friday. Eastern Standard Time According to The odds of winning the jackpot at Mega Millions are 1 in 303 million and the odds of winning the prize are 1 in 24.