Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $370 million
After no winning tickets were drawn Friday night, the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $370 million for Tuesday night's drawing.
The numbers drawn on Friday, July 1, 2022 were: 1 - 27 - 29 - 38 - 62 and Megaball 12. The Megaplier was 3x.
Three tickets sold in Arkansas, Georgia and Pennsylvania all matched the five white balls to win $1 million each.
The cash option for Tuesday night's drawing will be $213.3 million, according to the Mega Millions website.
The Mega Millions has not been won since April 15 when a ticket sold in Tennessee won $20 million, it was the second time in two drawings the jackpot was won.
When are the drawings?
Mega Millions drawings are Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Ticket sales end at 10:45 p.m. in Kentucky and Indiana.
How much does it cost?
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. The Megaplier costs an extra $1 but the payoff could be huge. Megaplier lets players increase non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. So if you win the $1 million second-tier prize in Mega Millions, and the Megaplier number drawn is 5, your prize would be $5 million.
Where do I buy tickets?
In Kentucky and Indiana (and most other states) you can buy a Mega Millions ticket at local gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets until 10:45 p.m. on drawing night. To find locations, search on the Mega Millions website.
How do I win?
To win the big prize, all six numbers on your ticket must match the winning numbers, including the Megaball.
Match 5 numbers (or 1 to 70) + 1 number (1 to 25) = Jackpot
5 + 0 = $1 million
4 + 1 = $10,000
4 + 0 = $500
3 + 1 = $200
3 + 0 = $10
2 + 1+ $10
1 + 1 = $4
0 + 1 = $2
How do I pick numbers?
Mega Millions players choose six numbers: five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one Megaball number from 1 to 25. Players can select Easy Pick or Quick Pick and have the numbers auto drawn.
What do I do if I win?
Prizes must be claimed in the jurisdiction where the winning ticket was purchased, within a certain number of days.
Players can generally claim a prize up to $600 at any licensed lottery retailer in the jurisdiction where they bought the ticket. Prizes over $600 can be claimed at some lottery offices and at lottery headquarters.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $370 million