The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow in the United States. With no winner in the last draw, it’s already over $1 billion.Next Friday night the grand prize in the drawing will be worth an estimated $1.02 billion, according to lottery officials. But it is possible that it will increase even more, as more tickets are purchased during the days until the next draw.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
Although no one was able to win the jackpot last Tuesday, there were winners. The lucky numbers were: 29, 63, 66, 7, 60 and a Mega Ball of 15.
To this day, only three times in history have three lottery jackpots been won, on any game, at a higher level than next Friday’s estimated prize.
Twice they were Mega Millions jackpots, as happened in South Carolina on October 23, 2018, with $1.537 million. The other case was in Michigan, on January 22, 2021, when the winner took home $1.05 billion.
In these first seven months of the year, four people have won Mega Millions jackpots in Tennessee, California, New York and Minnesota.
It is good to know that the minimum limit of Mega Millions is 40 million dollars. However, when no one wins it, it keeps growing until someone matches all six numbers. Winners can receive a share of the distributed money over 30 years, with figures increasing by 5% to adjust for rising prices.
In any case, many prefer to receive the cash prize all at once and in a single payment. Of course, the figure in that case is always less than the total won.