July 30 update: We’ve got a winner! There was a winning ticket sold in Illinois for the jackpot, and it is the only winning ticket at the moment. The winner can either take annual payments over the course of 29 years, or take a lump sum amount which is estimated to be around $747.2 million. Mega Millions expects the next jackpot to be set at around $20 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a whopping $1.28 billion, which is the second-largest pot ever in the history of the lottery drawing. According to the Mega Millions site, the cash prize for this lottery sits at $747.2 million. That number will vary based on which state a winning ticket is sold in, along with the number of winning tickets sold.
The top prize ever in Mega Millions was $1.537 billion from October 2018 and there was a single winner from South Carolina. That prize is the largest amount ever won on a single ticket. The last time the pot reached north of $1 billion was in 2021, where a single winner from Michigan claimed a $1.050 billion prize.
Tuesday’s drawing for the jackpot of $1.1 billion did not reveal winner, so the pot has gained approximately another $180 million. Here are the numbers that were drawn in Friday’s Mega Millions lottery.
Friday’s Mega Millions Numbers
67 45 57 36 13 14 (Megaball)
Here are tonight's Mega Millions numbers!— WMBF News (@wmbfnews) July 30, 2022
67-45-57-36-13 || Gold Ball: 14