Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing ends with no winner as jackpot soars to $720 million
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $720 million after no winning ticket sold.
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a staggering estimated amount of $720 million after no winning ticket was sold in the recent drawing. This puts Mega Millions alongside Powerball as one of the national lotteries with huge jackpots but incredibly low odds of winning.
The numbers drawn in the latest Mega Millions drawing were 19, 22, 31, 37, 54, and the gold Mega Ball 18. Unfortunately, no ticket matched all of these numbers, leading to the increase in the jackpot.
According to the lottery, this new jackpot is now the 7th largest in Mega Millions history. Similarly, Powerball also went without a winner in its latest drawing, resulting in a jackpot of approximately $1 billion, which is the third-largest in the game's history.
It's important to note that the estimated $720 million jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing would only be given to a winner who chooses to receive the prize as an annuity paid over 29 years. However, most grand prize winners opt for a cash payout, which for the latest drawing was estimated to be $369.6 million.
The largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot was a mind-boggling $1.537 billion, won by an anonymous player in South Carolina on October 23, 2018. Despite the incredibly low odds of winning, players continue to purchase tickets as the grand prize grows larger and more enticing.
The last time a Mega Millions player won the top prize was on April 18. Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In conclusion, the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an astounding $720 million, making it one of the largest in the history of the game. With no winning ticket in the recent drawing, the jackpot continues to grow, attracting players despite the slim chances of winning.