Another Mega Millions drawing went without a jackpot winner last Friday, paving the way for yet another increase to the Grand Prize. For today, July 26, the jackpot is an estimated $810 million. Only two other Mega Millions prizes have ever reached this level, making tonight’s jackpot the third largest in Mega Millions history. The cash value of the prize is $470.1 million, before withholding.
Since the jackpot amount is determined by ticket sales, a prize this large begins to snowball with the added excitement. It only took two drawings for the current jackpot to jump from tenth to the No. 3 spot. The only two jackpots larger than tonight’s were over $1 billion each.
Check tonight’s Mega Millions winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Winning numbers: 7 – 29 – 60 – 63 – 66
Mega Ball: 15
A look at the top ten Mega Millions jackpots
We’re witnessing history in the making, with tonight’s jackpot skyrocketing toward the top of the list. How far has it come and how far would it need to go to reach first?
Here are the ten largest Mega Millions prizes ever hit, according to the Mega Millions website:
- $1.537 billion: Oct. 23, 2018, South Carolina
- $1.050 billion: Jan. 22, 2021, Michigan
- July 26th $830 million estimated prize
- $656 million: March 30, 2012, Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland
- $648 million: Dec. 17, 2013, California and Georgia
- $543 million: July 24, 2018, California
- $536 million: July 8, 2016, Indiana
- $533 million: March 30, 2018, New Jersey
- $522 million: June 7, 2019, California
- $516 million: May 21, 2021, Pennsylvania
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