Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot exceeds $1 billion, now 4th-largest in sport’s historical past

(NEXSTAR) – The present Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot is now tied for the fourth-largest within the sport’s historical past after one more drawing produced no grand-prize winners.

Friday’s successful numbers — 5, 10, 28, 52, 63, and Mega Ball 18 — went unmatched, persevering with a 29-drawing pattern that started after the final jackpot-winner was introduced on April 18.

The present jackpot now stands at an estimated $1.05 billion, with a money possibility of $527.9 million. That quantity formally qualifies because the fourth-largest grand prize in Mega Hundreds of thousands historical past, tied with a jackpot awarded in Jan. 2021.

Largest Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpots Date
$1.537 billion 10/23/2018
$1.348 billion 1/13/2023
$1.337 billion 7/29/2022
$1.050 billion 1/22/2021
$1.050 billion (estimated) 8/1/2023
$656 million                  3/30/2012                 
$648 million 12/17/2013
$543 million 7/24/2018
$536 million 7/8/2016
$533 million 3/30/2018

The present jackpot has steadily grown since April, after a ticketholder in New York matched all six numbers to win a $20-million prize. (The earlier jackpot, awarded days earlier than on April 14, was price $483 million.) A complete of 46 gamers, in the meantime, have gained second-tier prizes price $1 million or extra for the reason that final jackpot was gained, the Mega Hundreds of thousands lottery confirmed in a press launch.

Friday night time’s drawing produced 5 of these second-tier winners, together with one every in Arizona, California and New York, and two in Pennsylvania. One of many successful ticketholders in Pennsylvania had additionally bought the Megaplier possibility (which multiplied Friday’s winnings by 5 instances), making that ticket price $5 million.

“Within the present Mega Hundreds of thousands matrix and Megaplier configuration, which has been in place since October 28, 2017, there has by no means been a Megaplier of 5x drawn at this extraordinary jackpot stage,” reads a portion of the Mega Hundreds of thousands press launch. “Which means lots of prizes in different tiers have been multiplied by an element of 5!”

The subsequent Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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