The weekend is here, and it’s time to treat yourself. A good place to start might be picking up a Mega Millions ticket for Friday’s drawing. The jackpot for July 8 is a whopping $410 million. The lump sum cash value is estimated at $230.9 million before taxes.
Between the previous drawing and today, the jackpot increased $40 million. The current jackpot is $41 million away from the 10th highest Mega Millions jackpot ever. If no one hits it tonight, there’s a good chance the next drawing will be in top-ten territory. No. 10 on the list was a $451 million jackpot won in Florida in 2018.
Two tickets sold in California on Tuesday matched the first five numbers drawn, just one number away from hitting the Grand Prize. Those tickets are each worth $1 million before withholding.
Check tonight’s Mega Millions winning numbers here, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, July 8, 2022
Winning numbers: 20 – 36 – 61 – 62 – 69
Mega Ball: 20
Mega Millions second-tier prizes can reach $5 million with Megaplier
Mega Millions is the only multi-state jackpot game that offers second-tier prizes up to $5 million. The only way to make that happen is with the Megaplier ticket option. For an extra $1, the Megaplier increases all prizes other than the jackpot.
For each drawing, a Megaplier number between 2 and 5 is drawn. Tickets with the Megaplier option will have their prizes multiplied by that number. There’s a 1 in 15 chance that a Megaplier of 5 will come up. However, lower Megaplier numbers show up more often.
The odds of the other Megaplier numbers being chosen are:
- 2x Megaplier: 1 in 3
- 3x Megaplier: 1 in 2.5
- 4x Megaplier: 1 in 5
Since Oct. 2013, more than 1,225 tickets have hit the second-tier prize to win $1 million or more.
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