Mega Million Jackpot, Here Are The Six Numbers, Do You Have A Winning Ticket For The 1.28 Billion Mega Million?

Mega Million Jackpot, Here Are The Six Numbers, Do You Have A Winning Ticket For The 1.28 Billion Mega Million?

Published on August 01, 2022 14:03 PM by FactsWOW Team

Mega Millions Winning Number Estimation

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The winning numbers for Friday's Mega Millions drawing for an estimated $1.28 billion were 13-36-45-57-67 with a Mega Ball of 14.

Friday's jackpot was the lottery's second-largest prize in its 20-year history, and it came with a cash value option of $742.2 million. According to the lottery's website, the next drawing is Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

The Mega Millions jackpot record is $1.537 billion, won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina in 2018. That's the second-largest jackpot for any US lottery game, though it's the world's largest lottery prize won by just one ticket, according to Mega Millions.

US Lottery Game Largest Jackpot

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The largest jackpot of any US lottery game was $1.586 billion, a Powerball prize from January 13, 2016, shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

Timothy Schultz, who won a $28 million Powerball jackpot in 1999 and now hosts a lottery podcast, told CNN winning can turn your life on its head.

He said after he checked his numbers in the newspaper and realized he won, some of the first calls he made were to attorneys and financial advisers.

He said it could change pretty much everything, relationships, your ability to live a life. They think it can buy time, which can be invaluable. And, you know, it's one of the most surreal life-changing things that can happen to somebody.

He said working with a financial adviser will benefit people with no experience with millions because an adviser will help the winners understand what they can realistically do with the winnings.

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Magnifies Lottery Jackpot Wins

Schultz said he didn't consider himself materialistic before winning, so his most extravagant purchases were some cars and real estate.

They found that for many people I've met and interviewed, it magnifies or can magnify your personality if you win the lottery jackpot. It doesn't necessarily change who you are, he said.

He said while he rarely plays the lottery these days, he did buy one ticket for Friday night's drawing.

Mega Millions of jackpots start at $20 million for the annuitized prize and grow based on game sales and interest rates for 30-year US treasuries. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

Seven less valuable prizes depend on how many and what type of balls a ticket matches. The odds of winning a $1 million runner-up prize if a key matches the five white balls but not the Mega Millions ball are 1 in 12,607,306.

Mega Millions of tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington DC, and the US Virgin Islands, with drawings on Tuesday and Friday. Tickets are sold online in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC, but the purchaser must be in that state.

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