Friday's Mega Millions' jackpot climbs to top prize of $630 million

Mega Millions Jackpot
Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 20, 2022

The streak of Mega Millions drawings without a winner continued Tuesday, pushing Friday’s projected jackpot to $630 million.

No one matched all six numbers of 2-31-32-37-70 and Mega Ball of 25 in Tuesday’s drawing worth $530 million.

The expected jackpot of $630 million would make the drawing the lottery’s fifth-largest ever. It would also mark the largest jackpot for the multi-state lottery since January 2021, when it reached $1.05 billion.

It has been over three months since Mega Millions has produced a winner.

Mega Millions has produced four winners so far in 2022. This year's largest jackpot came in January when a $426 million jackpot was claimed in California.

Mega Millions is played in all states except Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, and Alabama. The odds of drawing all six numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in nearly 302 million.

Even just matching five numbers is worth $1 million.

Friday’s drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET. If a winning ticket is not sold Friday, next week’s jackpot would grow even larger.

Friday’s drawing also ranks No. 11 as the largest lottery in U.S. history.