Money Worth of Jackpot Estimated $388.0 million
AUSTIN – After there have been no winners for Tuesday night time’s Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot drawing, Texas Lottery® gamers now have an opportunity to play for the sport’s largest prize in 18 months. The Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot for the Friday, July 22 drawing stands at an estimated annuitized $660 million, the third largest jackpot prize in recreation historical past and the ninth largest in U.S. lottery historical past. Friday’s drawing provides a money worth value an estimated $388.0 million. If there isn’t any jackpot winner for tonight’s Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing, the jackpot prize for the Tuesday, July 26 drawing will roll to an estimated annuitized $790 million.
“The uptick in gross sales that we’ve seen over the past couple days for the Mega Hundreds of thousands recreation helps the Texas Lottery accomplish its objective of producing income for public training in Texas,” mentioned Gary Grief, govt director of the Texas Lottery. “This Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot is giving lottery gamers a possibility to daydream about what they could do in the event that they win. Whereas this can be a enjoyable and entertaining time for lottery gamers, we need to remind our gamers to play responsibly. It solely takes one ticket to win.”
Friday’s drawing would be the 28th within the present Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot run since beginning as an estimated annuitized $20 million for the April 19 drawing. That is the biggest Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot up for grabs because the Jan. 22, 2021 drawing when it reached an estimated $1.05 billion – the sport’s second-largest jackpot prize, which was received by an out of state participant.
Texas has had 13 Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot prize winners because it joined the sport in 2003. Its most up-to-date jackpot winner got here in September 2019 when a Leander resident received an estimated annuitized $227 million, the biggest prize ever paid out to a single Texas Lottery participant.
Third largest jackpot prize in Mega Hundreds of thousands historical past; ninth largest in U.S. lottery historical past
Because the begin of 2022, 5 Texas Lottery gamers have received second-tier Mega Hundreds of thousands prizes of $1 million or bigger, together with two in the course of the present jackpot run. A Houston resident claimed a $1,000,510 second-tier prize for the drawing held on Might 13 and an Ingram resident claimed a $2 million second-tier prize for the drawing held on June 17.
Mega Hundreds of thousands is performed by selecting 5 numbers from a area of 70 and one Mega Ball quantity from the second area of 25 numbers. To win the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot, gamers should match all six numbers drawn together with the Mega Ball. Gamers matching fewer numbers might not win the jackpot, however may nonetheless stroll away winners. Mega Hundreds of thousands presently provides a $20 million beginning jackpot and a second-tier (Match 5+0) prize of $1 million. By selecting the Megaplier® characteristic for $1 extra per Play, gamers can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, 4 or 5 instances, successful as a lot as $5 million.
Drawings are broadcast every Tuesday and Friday at 10:12 p.m. CT. Texas Lottery gamers can buy Mega Hundreds of thousands tickets at greater than 20,000 Texas Lottery retailers throughout the state. Ticket gross sales for the subsequent Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing will shut at 9:45 p.m. CT on Friday, July 22. The retailer that sells a jackpot-winning Mega Hundreds of thousands ticket is eligible to obtain as much as a $1 million retailer bonus.