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Jackpot jumps to $ 830 million in tonight's Mega Millions draw

The fourth largest lottery jackpot award in US history.The third largest in Mega Millions history

Austin – Sales of the Mega Millions draw on Tuesday, July 26, continue to skyrocket, resulting in jackpot winnings of an estimated $ 830 million. Jackpot is the third largest jackpot award in game history and the fourth largest award in US lottery history. The draw on Tuesday will provide an estimated $ 487.9 million worth of cash value. If there are no jackpot winners in the Mega Millions draw tonight, the jackpot prize in the draw on Friday, July 29th will be estimated at $ 1.025 billion.

Gary Grief, Executive Director of the Texas Lottery, said: “With the excitement of the Tuesday night draw, we continue to cross our fingers as the winner of this jackpot is a Texas Lottery® player. Most importantly, play responsibly. I want to remind the player. You only need one ticket to win. “

The draw on Tuesday will be the 29th in the current Mega Millions jackpot run since winning an estimated $ 20 million in the draw on April 19. This is the largest Mega Millions jackpot since it reached an estimated $ 1.05 billion in the January 22, 2021 draw. This is the second largest jackpot award in a game won by an out-of-state player.

Texas has won the 13 Mega Millions Jackpot Award since joining the game in 2003. The latest jackpot winner was September 2019, with Leander residents winning an estimated $ 227 million. This is the biggest prize ever paid to one player in the Texas lottery.

Since its inception in 2022, five Texas lottery players have won over $ 1 million in second-tier Mega Millions awards, including two in their current jackpot run. Residents of Houston claim a $ 1,000,510 secondary prize in the draw held on May 13th, and residents of Ingram claim a secondary prize of $ 2 million in the lottery held on June 17th. did.

Mega Millions is played by selecting 5 numbers from the 70 fields and 1 megaball number from the second field of 25 numbers. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, the player must match all six numbers, including the Mega Ball. Players with few matching numbers may not be able to win the jackpot, but they can still keep the winner away. Mega Millions is currently offering a $ 20 million starting jackpot and a $ 1 million second tier (match 5 + 0) prize. By choosing the Megaplier® feature $ 1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5x to earn up to $ 5 million.

The drawings will be broadcast every Tuesday and Friday at 10:12 pm CT. Texas Lottery players can purchase Mega Millions tickets at over 20,000 Texas Lottery retailers across the state. Ticket sales for the next Mega Millions lottery will end at 9:45 pm CT on Tuesday, July 26th. Retailers selling Mega Millions tickets that have won the jackpot are eligible to receive a retailer bonus of up to $ 1 million.

About the Texas Lottery

Starting with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery generated $ 35 billion in revenue to the state and distributed $ 76 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has donated $ 29.2 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As approved by the Texas Capitol, certain Texas lottery revenues benefit state programs, including the Veterans Support Fund. Since the launch of the first veterans-themed scratch ticket game in 2009, the Texas Lottery has donated more than $ 187 million to programs that support Texas veterans.

Texas Lottery offers several interesting games for lottery players, including Powerball®, MegaMillions®, LottoTexas®, All or Nothing ™, Texas TwoStep®, Pick 3 ™, Daily 4 ™, CashFive®, and scratch ticket games. increase. For more information, please visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Please play responsibly.