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Mega Millions Jackpot Now $1,025,000,000

July 27th, 2022

Count All Those Zeros!

CHICAGO, July 27, 2022 – The Mega Millions jackpot is now an incredible $1.025 for the next drawing on Friday night.

While the jackpot rolled in last night’s Mega Millions drawing, an Illinois Lottery player woke up this morning as a millionaire after matching all five numbers.

The $1 million winning ticket was bought at JM Food Shop at 11200 N IL Route 47, Huntley, IL 60142. 

The Illinois Lottery encourages all winners to write their name on the back of their ticket and make an appointment at a claim center to claim their prize. For more information on how to claim a lottery prize, visit

Only three jackpots over $1 billion have ever been won in the U.S.

  • A $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was won by three tickets bought in California, Florida, and Tennessee in 2016 

  • A $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won by a ticket bought in South Carolina in 2018

  • A $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won by a ticket bought in Michigan in 2021

The next Mega Millions drawing is this Friday night, July 29 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. 

The Illinois Lottery encourages all of its players to play responsibly. Play for fun, not funds; and set a budget and stick to it. For more information on how to play lottery games responsibly, please visit


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 like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS and Alzheimer’s research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit