Mega Millions lottery jackpot is now an incredible $790 million for Tuesday night’s draw

If a winning number is drawn this Tuesday evening – July 26 – someone is going to have an unforgettable experience, that’s for sure.

Since there was no big winner in Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot – which was worth $660 million – the next jackpot will now be worth around $790 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

This will make it the fourth biggest lottery jackpot of all time.

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The Mega Millions jackpot has been swelling for four months.

The next Mega Millions draw will take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (iStock/iStock)

Although no one took home the top prize on Friday night July 22, there were other cash winners.

A ticket in Virginia was worth $1 million for matching all five white balls.

The winning tickets held in the states of Delaware, New Jersey and New York matched the five white balls and the Megaplier of 3 – which is a $3 million prize, according to the website.

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Four Mega Millions jackpots have been won so far this year, according to the site.

The numbers drawn on Friday night were 14, 40, 60, 64, 66 – plus 16, the mega golden ball.

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The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was $1.537 billion.

It was won in South Carolina in October 2018.

Four Mega Millions jackpots have been won so far this year, the site noted.

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Powerball and Mega Million lottery forms are displayed. Both lotteries are an American multi-state lottery.

“In addition to Tennessee’s last $15 million win on April 15, jackpots were won in California ($426 million on January 28), New York ($128 million on March 8) and Minnesota. ($110 million on April 12; this state is the very first Mega Millions jackpot win).

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If someone ends up winning the Mega Millions top prize on Tuesday night after the 11 p.m. numbers draw, the cash option will be $464.4 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

The first Mega Millions draw was held on September 6, 1996, with six states participating.

Mega Millions began on August 31, 1996, as Big Game.

The first draw took place on September 6, 1996, with the participation of six states: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia, explains the site on its beginnings.

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Today, residents of 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands can participate.

The 5 states not participating are Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, Nevada and Alabama.

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A customer is shown buying a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a store last year in Chicago. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/Getty Images)

To play Mega Millions, tickets cost $2 each.

Players can choose six numbers from two separate number pools – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the golden Mega Ball), according to the Mega Millions website.

Or, players can select Easy Pick/Quick Pick.

A person wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a draw.

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