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Mega Millions Jackpot now at $810 million

The Jackpot Keeps Growing!

Mega Millions is the hottest ticket in town – and it just got a little hotter. The jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, July 26 has just been increased to $810,000,000.

That’s a lot of zeros!

Illinois Lottery players are keen to get in with a chance to hit the big prize, and lottery retailers across the State have been reporting more players coming in-store to get in the game.

If won, it would be the fourth largest jackpot won in the history of the U.S.

Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night, with the next draw taking place on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 p.m. (CT).  Mega Millions tickets are $2 each, and players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes.


Top five jackpots ever won in the U.S.

Rank Game Amount Date Location
1 Powerball $1.586 billion Jan. 2016 California



2 Mega Millions $1.537 billion Oct. 2018 South Carolina
3 Mega Millions $1.05 billion Jan. 2021 Michigan
4 Powerball $768.4 million Mar. 2019 Wisconsin
5 Powerball $758.7 million Aug. 2017 Massachusetts


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