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Mega Million Jackpot Now $660 Million

July 21th, 2022


Even More Millions Up For Grabs

CHICAGO, July 21, 2022 – The Mega Millions jackpot has now been raised to $660 million for the next drawing on Friday, July 22.

If won, this would be the third largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won in the history of the game.

The first Mega Millions drawing was on May 17, 2002 and Illinois was one of the first nine lotteries to start playing this multi-state game. Now it is offered by 47 lotteries across the U.S.

In the 20-year history of the game, 221 players have scooped a Mega Millions jackpot prize.

Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night, with the next draw taking place on Friday, July 22 at 10 p.m. (CT).  Mega Millions tickets are $2 each, and players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes.

Background

Top five Mega Millions jackpots won

Rank

Date

Amount

Location

1

Oct. 2018

$1.5 billion

South Carolina

2

Jan. 2021

$1 billion

Michigan

3

Mar. 2012

$646 million

Kansas

Illinois

Maryland

4

Dec. 2013

$648 million

California

Georgia

5

Jul. 2018

$543 million

California

 

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $22 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.