How much money can you win in the next Mega Millions draw now that the $1.28 billion jackpot is gone?
After an Illinois ticket won $1.28 billion in the second-largest Mega Millions prize, the jackpot for 2 August will now be reset.
The quest to win the second largest Mega Millions jackpot would appear to be over, as a single ticket in Illinois won the jackpot of more than $1.3 billion despite no-one coming forward to claim their prize at the time of writing.
Just one ticket matched all six numbers in the 29 July drawing to win the $1.337 billion ($780.5 million cash) prize. The final value was higher than the estimate of 1.28 billion, based on actual sales.
This was the second largest jackpot in the 20-year history of Mega Millions, second only to the $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on 23 October, 2018. The jackpot began to roll on April 15.
Mega Million: July 29 Winning Ticket
The winning numbers for the drawing on Friday, 29 July, were: 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 (white balls) and the Mega Ball of 14.
“Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery for selling the winning $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot ticket,” said Pat McDonald, Director of the Ohio Lottery, who currently serves as Senior Director of the Mega Millions Consortium.
In addition to the jackpot, there were other big prizes won on Friday night, as twenty-six tickets matched all five white balls to win the game’s second-tier prize, which is $1 million.
Six of the 26 included the optional Megaplier, which was 2X on Friday night, for which its prize is worth $2 million each: three of these tickets were sold in Florida and one each in Arkansas, Iowa and Pennsylvania. .
Now, the jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, 2 August is reset to its current starting value of $20 million ($11.6 million cash).
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 US states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.