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Mega Millions Jackpot Now at $810 Million

July 25th, 2022

The Jackpot Keeps Growing!

CHICAGO, July 25, 2022 – Mega Millions is the hottest ticket in town - and it just got a little hotter. The jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, July 26 has just been increased to $810,000,000.

That’s a lot of zeros!

Illinois Lottery players are keen to get in with a chance to hit the big prize, and lottery retailers across the State have been reporting more players coming in-store to get in the game.

If won, it would be the fourth largest jackpot won in the history of the U.S. 

Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night, with the next draw taking place on Tuesday, July 26 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 jackpots ever won in the U.S. 

Rank

Game

Amount

Date

Location

1

Powerball

$1.586 billion

Jan. 2016

California

Florida

Tennessee

2

Mega Millions

$1.537 billion

Oct. 2018

South Carolina

3

Mega Millions

$1.05 billion

Jan. 2021

Michigan

4

Powerball

$768.4 million

Mar. 2019

Wisconsin

5

Powerball

$758.7 million

Aug. 2017

Massachusetts

 

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $23 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools and special causes.