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Mega Million Jackpot Rolls To $630 Million

July 20th, 2022

What To Do If You Strike it Rich!

CHICAGO, July 20, 2022 – The jackpot for the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions has grown to an estimated $630 million for the next drawing on Friday, July 22.

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

With over 7,000 Illinois Lottery retailers across the State, it’s convenient for players to pick up a ticket at a local store. Players can also purchase a ticket online through the Illinois Lottery website, IllinoisLottery.com, or the Illinois Lottery app.

Every lottery ticket purchased is a win for the State. Thanks to Illinois Lottery players, the Lottery has contributed over $23 billion in funding to the Common School Fund to support K-12 education.

About a quarter of every dollar spent on the Lottery goes to schools and other good causes - that’s a big win for the two million Illinois public school students and their families.

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

 

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.