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Mega Millions Jackpot Increased to $522 Million

(July 24, 2018)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 24, 2018) – Due to strong sales across the nation, tonight’s estimated Mega Millions™ jackpot has been increased to $522 million – the 5th largest jackpot in the game’s history and the 11th largest in U.S. Lottery history.

The jackpot winner or winners will have a choice of annuity payments over 29 years or to take the cash option of $303.4 million (before taxes).

The last Mega Millions jackpot hit was worth $142 million on May 4, 2018 and that lucky ticket was sold in Ohio. In the 22 drawings since, there have been 26 match 5 winning tickets worth at least $1 million, and 432 third-tier winning tickets worth $10,000 or more.

Mega Millions is played in 46 jurisdictions: 44 states; Washington, D.C., and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tickets are $2; The Megaplier option is an additional $1. Prizes on all Megaplier tickets are multiplied, except for the jackpot.

Drawings are conducted at 11 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Fridays in Atlanta, Georgia. West Virginia Lottery players have until 9:59 p.m. ET to purchase tickets on a draw night.


National Mega Millions Fast Facts
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Drawing

Mega Millions Top-10 Jackpots

  1. $656 million   3/30/2012   Kansas, Illinois, Maryland
  2. $648 million   12/17/2013   California, Georgia
  3. $536 million   7/8/2016   Indiana
  4. $533 million  3/30/2018  New Jersey
  5. $522 million  7/24/18  ?
  6. $451 million  1/5/2018  Florida

U.S. Lottery Top-10 Jackpots

  1. $1.586 billion  1/13/2016   California, Florida, Tennessee  (Powerball)
  2. $758.7 million  8/23/2017   Massachusetts    (Powerball)
  3. $656 million   3/30/2012   Kansas, Illinois, Maryland   (Mega Millions)
  4. $648 million   12/17/2013   California, Georgia    (Mega Millions)
  5. $590.5 million  5/18/2013   Florida     (Powerball)
  6. $587.5 million  11/28/2012   Arizona, Missouri    (Powerball)
  7. $564.1 million  2/11/2015   N. Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas  (Powerball)
  8. $559.7 million  1/6/2018   New Hampshire    (Powerball)
  9. $536.3 million  7/8/2016   Indiana     (Mega Millions)
  10. $533 million  3/30/2018  New Jersey     (Mega Millions)

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