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Mega Millions jackpot now among the 10 largest ever

Mega Millions Jackpot
Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 11:29:28-04

Mega Millions’ jackpot for Friday has grown to $480 million as the multi-state lottery has failed to produce a winner in over three months.

No one matched, 4-7-10-45-64 and 12 in Tuesday's drawing that featured a $440 million jackpot.

The last time the jackpot was this large was in May 2021 when a $516 million ticket was sold in Pennsylvania. The lottery also delivered its second $1 billion jackpot early last year.

Mega Millions has produced four winners so far in 2022. The largest jackpot this year came in January when a $426 million jackpot was claimed in California.

Mega Millions is played in all states except Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, and Alabama. The odds of drawing all six numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in nearly 302 million.

Even just matching five numbers is worth $1 million.

Friday's drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET. If a winning ticket is not sold tonight, Friday’s jackpot will likely be among the 10 largest in Mega Millions’ history.