Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To Historic Heights
Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To Historic Heights

UPDATE: The Mega Millions reached historic heights recently, and the numbers for one of the largest jackpots in the game’s history have been drawn.

The winning numbers for the July 29 drawing are:

67, 45, 57, 36, 13, and Mega Ball 14

Be sure to check your tickets!

BALTIMORE – The jackpot and the nation’s excitement are building in advance of the July 29 Mega Millions drawing with the news that the jackpot amount has been increased to $1.28 billion.

If the jackpot is won tonight, it would be the second-largest in Mega Millions history and third-largest overall in U.S. lottery history. And if the lucky winner is from Maryland, it would be the largest prize the Maryland Lottery has ever awarded, topping the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot won in Lonaconing on a ticket sold in January 2021.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in Tennessee in mid-April. Since that time, tens of thousands of non-jackpot winning tickets have been sold in Maryland across the game’s nine prize tiers.

The jackpot roll produced a $1 million second-tier winner on a ticket sold in Rising Sun for the May 24 drawing. The jackpot roll has also delivered 25 third-tier winning tickets worth a base prize of $10,000.

Some of those players multiplied their prizes with the Megaplier option, including a Mitchellville resident who won $40,000 on a ticket sold in Upper Marlboro.

Mega Millions tickets are $2. Adding the Megaplier option for an additional $1 will multiple any prizes except for the jackpot.

The deadline to buy winning tickets for the big jackpot is 10:45 p.m. on July 29, and the drawing is held at 11 p.m. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states along with Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Since its inception in 1973, the Maryland Lottery has awarded more than $29.8 billion in prizes to players and contributed more than $17.9 billion to the State of Maryland. One of Maryland’s largest revenue sources, the Lottery supports important state programs and services including education, public safety and health, human resources and the environment. For more information, go to mdlottery.com.

Please remember to play responsibly and within your budget.

For confidential help or information about gambling problems, visit mdgamblinghelp.org or call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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