Mega Millions jackpot surges to $493 million

Lloyd Doyle
July 23, 2018

Statistically, you have a one in 259 million chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

The next drawing is Tuesday night with a jackpot of $493 million dollars.

If a MI player wins tonight's $433 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state.

After Friday's drawing didn't yield any jackpot winners, the Mega Millions grand prize has ballooned up to $493 million dollars.

The Lotto America jackpot has been climbing since being won in Iowa on May 5th.


Friday night's jackpot was worth $433 million after rising $11 million earlier in the day Friday.

While no one won the big prize, the lottery announced two tickets - in IL and Pennsylvania - won $1 million each. Two other jackpots have been awarded this year - $451 million on January 5 (in Florida) and $533 million on March 30 (in New Jersey).

The next drawing will take place on Tuesday.

Mega Millions is available in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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