Following the absence of a jackpot winner in Friday’s Mega Millions game, the upcoming Tuesday draw will offer an astonishing prize of $640 million. This colossal jackpot ranks as the seventh-largest in the game’s history, with an estimated cash value of $328 million. While the excitement builds, let’s explore the details and highlights from the recent and upcoming draws.
Friday’s Draw and Winners: The numbers drawn on Friday night were 10-24-48-51-66, with a Mega Ball of 15 and a 2X multiplier. Although the grand prize remained unclaimed, some secondary winners struck luckily. A ticket sold in South Carolina won $2 million, while three tickets from California and North California secured second-tier prizes. Additionally, 50 tickets across the country matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball, earning them third-tier prizes. Five tickets, including the Megaplier option, are valued at $20,000 each, while the remaining 45 tickets receive the standard $10,000 prize.
Upcoming Drawing and Odds: The next Mega Millions drawing will occur on Tuesday, July 18, at 11 p.m. ET. As players eagerly anticipate their chance to win the staggering $640 million jackpot, it’s important to note that the odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot stand at 1 in 292.2 million.
Recent Jackpot Wins and Future Expectations: The last Mega Millions jackpot-winning ticket was sold on April 14, rewarding the lucky player with a grand prize of $483 million, or $256.9 million in cash. Notable jackpot wins from the past include a staggering $1.35 billion on January 13 in Maine, as well as several other multi-million dollar prizes throughout the year.
About Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and are available in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deadline for ticket purchases on draw nights is 9:45 p.m., allowing players ample time to participate in the excitement and anticipation of the drawing.
Conclusion: The allure of the Mega Millions jackpot continues to captivate the nation as it reaches an incredible $640 million. With no winners in the recent draw, anticipation for the upcoming drawing on Tuesday intensifies. As players across the country try their luck, dreams of life-changing fortunes loom large.