Mega Millions Jackpot Increased To $1.28 Billion

TRENTON (July 29, 2022) – The ten-figure jackpot frenzy keeps pushing the Mega Millions jackpot higher and higher for tonight’s drawing. The clock is ticking, and tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm! The jackpot has just been increased to $1.28 billion, the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The estimated cash value is $747.2 million.

Over one million New Jersey players have already won prizes during this jackpot roll, including three tickets worth $1,000,000 and another worth $3,000,000. Another 34 New Jersey players have won prizes of $10,000 or more by matching four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball drawn.

Players are reminded that Lottery games are for fun and entertainment – it only takes one ticket to get in the game. The Lottery promotes responsible play through its cooperation with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ and by promoting the Council’s helpline phone number, 1-800-GAMBLER, on all Lottery marketing and advertising materials.

In an office lottery pool or friendly jackpot squad? We recommend having important rules in place before any drawing, including an exact list of who is in each drawing. Make sure copies of the ticket are shared with everyone before the drawing, and consider receipts for paying members of any lottery pool. If somebody misses a payment collection day, are they in the drawing or not? Visit our site for a full list of recommendations, have all members of your squad review the guidelines, and remember to keep it fun!

Our website features important information for players, including Mega Millions odds & prizes. If a player believes they have a winning ticket, we recommend signing the back of the ticket and taking a picture of both sides for security before checking the ticket with our app, website, or any New Jersey Lottery retailer. A winner of a large prize may wish to seek financial and legal consultation.