Those who feel lucky Tuesday night have a chance to win an estimated $ 625 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery, the eighth largest jackpot in U.S. history. Bounty has reached such heights because there has not been a winner for several months.
If there is no winner again, the jackpot will only increase higher until the next draw on Friday night.
Each ticket costs $ 2, and winners must match all numbers, including the Mega Ball, to take the entire sum home.
The one-time cash opportunity for Tuesday̵
Mega Millions winning numbers
- 12, 14, 26, 28, 33
- Mega Ball: 9
- Megaplier: 2x
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands.
Meanwhile, the Powerball lottery jackpot has risen to an estimated $ 550 million, the game’s 12th largest jackpot in history. Winning numbers are drawn on Wednesday night.
Even with both jackpots combined, they still remain in comparison to the biggest prize, awon by three players in 2016. The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in Wisconsin on September 15, 2020, when a single winner secured a $ 120 million ticket. The game was won five times last year, with a $ 414 million jackpot in June being the biggest prize, according to officials.
The chances of winning a jackpot are small at 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.
The following are the 10 biggest Mega Millions jackpots ever, along with where the tickets were purchased:
- $ 1.54 billion – a winning ticket in South Carolina (October 2018)
- $ 656 million – three winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland (March 2012)
- $ 648 million – two winning tickets in California and Georgia (December 2013)
- $ 615 million – unknown if there are winners (January 2021)
- $ 543 million – a winning ticket in California (July 2018)
- $ 536 million – a winning ticket in Indiana (July 2016)
- $ 533 million – a winning ticket in New Jersey (March 2018)
- $ 522 million – a winning ticket in California (June 2019)
- $ 451 million – a winning ticket in Florida (January 2018)
- $ 437 million – a winning ticket in New York (January 2019)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.