Mega Millions jackpot increases to $555 million for Tuesday's drawing; 5th largest ever

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The Mega Millions jackpot has topped half a billion dollars and keeps on rising

No one matched all six balls in Friday night's drawing so the jackpot was expected to be $530 million for Tuesday's drawing, but, based on sales, it will now be an estimated $555 million, the Mega Millions announced Tuesday. The cash option will be $316.9 million.

It will be the fifth largest in Mega Millions history (see chart below).

The numbers drawn on Friday, July 15, 2022 were: 8 - 20 - 26 - 53 - 64 and Megaball 15. The Megaplier was 5x. The jackpot was $480 million.

While no one took home the grand prize on Friday, one ticket sold in at the Albertsons supermarket on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Bakersfield, California matched all five white balls to win $973,668.

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.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. You can play the game in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $101 million with a cash option of $58.7 million for Wednesday night's drawing, according to the Powerball website.

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Top Mega Millions jackpots

  1. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  2. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  3. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  4. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  5. $555 million: July 19, 2022:

  6. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  7. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

  8. $533 million: March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey

  9. $522 million: June 7, 2019: Won in California

  10. $515 million: May 21, 2021: Won in Pennsylvania

Top U.S. lottery jackpots

  1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  4. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  5. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  6. $730 million,, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  7. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  8. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  9. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  10. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  11. $632.6 million, Powerball, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winner in California, Wisconsin

  12. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida

  13. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winner in Arizona, Missouri

  14. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015: Three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

  15. $555 million, Mega Millions, July 19, 2022:

  16. $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  17. $536 million, Mega Millions July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

  18. $533 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey

  19. $522 million, Mega Millions, June 7, 2019: Won in California

  20. $515 million, Mega Millions, May 21, 2021: Won in Pennsylvania

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $555 million for Tuesday, July 19, 2022