Could You Be the Next Mega Millions Winner? Jackpot Reaches $940 Million!

Get ready, Mega millions lottery fans, because the Mega Millions jackpot has just reached an unbelievable $940 million! That’s right, after another drawing on Tuesday left no grand prize winners, the jackpot has soared to new heights. The numbers drawn on Tuesday night were 25, 29, 33, 41, 44 and the gold Mega Ball 18, but unfortunately, no one was able to match them all.

But don’t lose hope just yet! The next drawing is set to take place on Friday, giving players another shot at winning it big. The $940 million jackpot is for a winner who opts to receive an annuity paid out over 29 years. While this may sound enticing, it’s worth noting that most winners choose to receive a cash payout instead, which for Friday’s drawing would be an estimated $483.5 million.

Mega Millions lottery ticket image printed out of a lottery machine
Mega Millions lottery ticket image printed out of a lottery machine

Even though no one won the top prize on Tuesday, there were still plenty of smaller prizes given out. According to Mega Millions, there were over 2.9 million winning tickets sold with various amounts, including three $4 million tickets that were sold in Arizona, Mississippi, and South Dakota.

Unfortunately, this marks the 23rd consecutive drawing without a top prize winner. The odds of winning the grand prize are a daunting one in 302.6 million, so it’s not surprising that it’s been a while since someone took home the top prize.

But the good news is that the new Mega Millions jackpot is still the sixth-largest in U.S. history. In fact, there have only been three larger Mega Millions jackpots in the game’s 20-year history: $1.53 billion in 2018, $1.05 billion in 2021, and $1.33 billion in July.

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Mega millions winners

So why not give it a try? Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving players all across the country a chance to become a millionaire (or even a billionaire!) overnight. Good luck to all the players out there, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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