Mega Millions jackpot up to $256 million for Friday's drawing
There was no winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot is now estimated $256 million for Friday's drawing, with a cash option of $137.4 million. A ticket sold in New York matched all five white balls to win $1 million in the previous drawing on July 29.
The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $256 million for Friday's drawing. The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a particular state to buy a ticket.
There is a jackpot of $256 million for Friday's Mega Millions drawing. You can play the game in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The states not offering Mega millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.
Ticket prices for Mega Millions are set by the lottery. In New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, tickets must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. on the Tuesday and Friday to be included in the drawing. Some states have different deadlines and can be more than an hour before the draw.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306- to-one.
The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash. The annuituity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year. Cash option offers a lower jackpots but you don't have to wait decades for all the money. Mega Millions jack pot is up to $256 million for Friday's drawing.
$256 million is the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing. The previous largest jackpots were $656 million on March 30, 2012, $648 million December 17, 2013 and $543 million July 24, 2018.
Mega Millions jackpot is up to $256 million for Friday's drawing.
Mega Millions jackpot is up to $256 million for Friday's drawing. The top jackpots were won in the United States between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries: $1.586 billion, PowerBall, Jan. 13, 2016, $758.7 million, MegaMillions, July 29, 2022, and $656 million Power Ball, March 30, 2012.
$1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee, $758.7 million, PowerBall, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts, and $687.8 million Power Ball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa and New York. $656 million Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: 3 winners, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland.