$422 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot is red hot

$422 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot is red hot

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19th-largest U.S. jackpot of all time

By Todd Northrop

The multi-state Mega Millions lottery sport persevered its Summer climb Tuesday night time, and is now on the level the place jackpot rolls are sharply larger.

After no person gained Tuesday night time’s grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $422 million — the 19th-largest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time, and the largest since a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot from the March 30 drawing used to be claimed by way of a New Jersey guy.  (See NJ guy claims $533 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, Apr. 13, 2018.) 

The lump-sum money price rose to an enormous $254.eight million — the 18th-largest U.S. lottery money price in historical past. (The complete top-25 checklist of U.S. lottery jackpots can also be discovered underneath.)

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is the buildup of 21 consecutive drawings with out a peak prize winner. The present jackpot run-up began on May eight as a $40 million grand prize — it’s been greater than two months since Mega Millions has had a jackpot winner.

Lottery gamers can see an after-tax research of the present Mega Millions jackpot by way of visiting USA Mega’s Jackpot Analysis web page.

Players will have to be aware that jackpot quantities are conservative estimates equipped by way of the lotteries, and are ceaselessly moderately upper by the point the drawing happens. Occasionally the reliable jackpot estimate is raised even earlier than the drawing, because of larger-than-expected gross sales.

In Tuesday night time’s Mega Millions drawing, there used to be no jackpot winner, however three fortunate gamers matched the primary Five numbers for a $1,00zero,00zero prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from New Jersey, and 1 from Oklahoma.

Unfortunately, not one of the second-prize winners bought their price tag with the Megaplier possibility for an additional $1 in keeping with play.  If that they had, their prize would had been larger to $Five million, since the Megaplier quantity drawn used to be Five.

The Megaplier possibility is no longer to be had in California, since the fastened nature of the prize building up introduced with the Megaplier is no longer appropriate with California’s pari-mutuel payouts. By legislation, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel foundation, that means the prizes will alternate each and every drawing in accordance with the choice of tickets bought and the choice of tickets that gained at each and every prize stage.

Another 25 tickets matched 4 of the primary 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $10,00zero prize. Of the ones tickets, 2 have been bought with the Megaplier possibility, expanding the prize to $50,00zero, and a pair of have been bought in California, the place the prize is price $23,737 this drawing.

The Mega Millions successful numbers for Tuesday, July 17, 2018, have been 40, 41, 61, 66, and 67, with Mega Ball quantity 12. The Megaplier quantity used to be Five.

Following the Tuesday drawing, the Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate used to be raised $47 million from its earlier quantity of $375 million. The money price used to be raised by way of $28.1 million, from its earlier quantity of $226.7 million. 

The odds of successful the jackpot are roughly 1 in 302 million. The odds of successful any of the Mega Millions prizes are 1 in 24.

Mega Millions tickets price $2 each and every. For an additional $1 in keeping with price tag gamers can buy the Megaplier possibility, which multiplies any non-jackpot gained by way of as much as Five occasions, relying at the Megaplier quantity drawn that night.

The best state that doesn’t be offering the Megaplier is California, as a result of state legislation banning fastened lottery prize quantities is no longer appropriate with the fastened nature of the Megaplier payouts.

Mega Millions options 9 other prize ranges, starting from $2 the entire means as much as the jackpot. Players can win although they simply fit one quantity — the Mega Ball quantity.

Mega Millions is lately introduced on the market in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time.

The Mega Millions successful numbers are revealed at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) mins after the drawing takes position.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot lately stands because the 19th-largest lottery jackpot of all time within the United States.  That place would possibly upward push earlier than the drawing, as lotteries are normally conservative of their preliminary estimates, and brisk gross sales would possibly push the jackpot estimate upper by way of draw time.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 – California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 – Massachusetts
  3. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  4. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 – California, Georgia
  5. Powerball: $590.Five million, May 18, 2013 – Florida
  6. Powerball: $587.Five million, Nov. 28, 2012 – Arizona, Missouri
  7. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  8. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 – New Hampshire
  9. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. eight, 2016 – Indiana
  10. Mega Millions: $533 million, Mar. 30, 2018 – New Jersey
  11. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 – New Hampshire
  12. Powerball: $456.7 million, Mar. 17, 2018 – Pennsylvania
  13. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. Five, 2018 – Florida
  14. Powerball: $448.four million, Aug. 7, 2013 – Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  15. Powerball: $447.eight million, Jun. 10, 2017 – California
  16. Powerball: $435.three million, Feb. 22, 2017 – Indiana
  17. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 – New Jersey
  18. Powerball: $425.three million, Feb. 19, 2014 – California
  19. Mega Millions: $422 million, Jul. 20, 2018 – Preliminary estimate, no longer gained but
  20. Powerball: $420.nine million, Nov. 26, 2016 – Tennessee
  21. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 – Florida, Maryland
  22. Powerball: $399.four million, Sep. 18, 2013 – South Carolina
  23. Mega Millions: $393 million, Aug. 11, 2017 – Illinois
  24. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 – Georgia, New Jersey

For the ones preserving ranking, the choice of jackpots within the peak 25, by way of lottery sport, are:

  • Powerball: 15
  • Mega Millions: 10

Top 25 money price jackpots

Since many lottery winners accumulate their winnings in money, the lump-sum payout is crucial measure of what a successful price tag may well be price.

Looking on the money price, the impending Mega Millions jackpot ranks because the 18th-largest money price in U.S. historical past.

  1. Powerball: $983.Five million money, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) – California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Powerball: $480.Five million money, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) – Massachusetts
  3. Mega Millions: $471 million money, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  4. Powerball: $384.7 million money, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.Five million annuity) – Arizona, Missouri
  5. Powerball: $381.1 million money, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  6. Mega Millions: $378 million money, Jul. eight, 2016 ($536 million annuity) – Indiana
  7. Powerball: $370.nine million money, May 18, 2013 ($590.Five million annuity) – Florida
  8. Powerball: $352 million money, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) – New Hampshire
  9. Mega Millions: $347.6 million money, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) – California, Georgia
  10. Powerball: $336.eight million money, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) – New Hampshire
  11. Mega Millions: $324 million money, Mar. 30, 2018 ($533 million annuity) – New Jersey
  12. Powerball: $284 million money, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) – New Jersey
  13. Mega Millions: $281.nine million money, Jan. Five, 2018 ($451 million annuity) – Florida
  14. Powerball: $279.1 million money, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.eight million annuity) – California
  15. Powerball: $273.nine million money, Mar. 17, 2018 ($456.7 million annuity) – Pennsylvania
  16. Powerball: $263.Five million money, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.three million annuity) – Indiana
  17. Powerball: $258.2 million money, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.four million annuity) – Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  18. Mega Millions: $254.eight million money, Jul. 20, 2018 ($422 million annuity) – Preliminary estimate, no longer gained but
  19. Powerball: $254.7 million money, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.nine million annuity) – Tennessee
  20. Mega Millions: $246.Five million money, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) – Illinois
  21. Mega Millions: $240 million money, Jan. four, 2011 ($380 million annuity) – Idaho, Washington
  22. Mega Millions: $233.1 million money, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) – Georgia, New Jersey
  23. Mega Millions: $230.nine million money, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) – Florida, Maryland
  24. Powerball: $227.eight million money, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.three million annuity) – California
  25. Powerball: $224.7 million money, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) – Michigan

The choice of money price jackpots within the peak 25, by way of lottery sport, are:

  • Powerball: 15
  • Mega Millions: 10

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