(WJW) – The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now totals an estimated $1.28 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing, with a cash value of $747.2 million.
The jackpot hasn’t been won since April 15.
The only Mega Millions jackpot bigger than the current one was awarded on Oct. 23, 2018, when a single winner — who purchased the ticket in South Carolina — claimed a $1.537 billion prize.
Despite no one winning the jackpot since April, there have been more than 28.1 million winning lottery tickets (at all prize levels) sold over the last 29 drawings, including 42 worth $1 million or more. The winning tickets for those million-dollar prizes were sold in 17 states, including Virginia, according to lottery officials.
The numbers on Tuesday, July 26 were 07-29-60-63-66, with a Mega Ball of 15.
Mega Millions tickets are $2 and the drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m.
The top Mega Millions jackpots to date are:
|$656 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|$648 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
Mega Millions is played in 45 states along with Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.