Mega Millions had 14.3 million winning tickets, 27 millionaires on Friday


A lucky winner from Illinois struck it rich on Friday night, matching all six numbers to win the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot. It was the second biggest lottery jackpot in gaming history. In addition to the grand prize winner, there were 26 tickets sold nationwide worth at least $1 million, and there there were a total of 14,391,740 tickets that won money.

Here are the winning numbers from Friday night’s draw.

  • Top five: 13-36-45-57-67
  • Mega Bullet: 14
  • Megafolder: 2x

Twenty-six Mega Millions tickets from Friday 07/29/2022 matched the first five cue balls but missed the Mega Ball, making them the second prize winners. Six of those tickets — sold in Arkansas, Florida (3), Iowa and Pennsylvania — are worth $2 million since they bought the Megaplier for $1 more. The other 20 second prize tickets – sold in California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota (2), North Carolina (2) New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania , Texas (2), and Wisconsin – are worth $1 million since they didn’t spend an extra $1 on the Megaplier.

A person buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a store on July 29, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was $1.337 billion, the second-largest jackpot in gaming history.
Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

In total, there were 14,391,740 winning tickets across all prize tiers, including 375 third-prize tickets that matched four of the five white balls and correctly matched the Mega Ball. Of those, 68 bought the Megaplier, making their third prize $20,000 instead of the $10,000 earned by the other tickets.

Here’s a breakdown of Friday night’s winning tickets nationwide.

Grand prize (6 balls)
1 Winners — Total Jackpot

2nd prize (the 5 white balls, no mega ball)
26 winners in total – $1 million minimum

3rd prize (4 white balls plus mega ball)
375 winners in total – $10,000 minimum

4th prize (4 white balls, no mega ball)
8,517 winners in total — $500 minimum

5th prize (3 white balls plus mega ball)
22,596 winners in total — $200 minimum

6th prize (3 white balls, no mega ball)
551,159 total winners — $10 minimum

7th prize (2 white balls plus mega ball)
480,665 winners in total — $10 minimum

8th prize (1 cue ball plus mega ball)
3,806,290 total winners — $4 minimum

9th prize (0 white balls plus mega ball)
9,522,111 winners in total — $2 minimum

Jackpot for Tuesday 08/02/2022 resets to $20 million, with a cash option worth $11.6 million.

The increase in the grand prize amount has sparked a frenzy among Mega Millions retailers, and Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, current Senior Director of the Mega Millions Consortium, told players to “enjoy the ride “.

“Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery for selling the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket,” McDonald said on the Mega Millions website. “We are thrilled to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history. We can’t wait to find out who won and we look forward to congratulating the winner soon! Better yet, this race exciting jackpot has had a significant positive impact on revenue for good causes raised by our member lotteries.”

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it’s one of the two biggest lottery jackpot games in the United States. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay $1-2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets cost $2 per line and the odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are 1 in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its draws take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information or to check past winning numbers.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning tickets

  1. $1.537 billion 2018-10-23 1-SC
  2. $1.337 billion — 2022-07-29 1-IL
  3. $1.05 billion 2021-01-22 1-MI
  4. $656 million 3/30/2012 1-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  5. $648 million 12/17/2013 1-CA, 1-GA
  6. $543 million 07/24/2018 1-CA
  7. $536 million 2016-07-08 1-IN
  8. $533 million 2018-03-30 1-NJ
  9. $522 million 06/07/2019 1-CA
  10. $516 million 5/21/21 1-PA


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