Mega Millions Drawing: Jackpot soars to over $1.3B after no big winner Tuesday night

New York (WABC) — The Mega Millions jackpot has grown again after no one hit big in Tuesday night’s drawing.

on Friday night, estimated at $1.35 billion. This is the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

Although no one walked out of Tuesday night’s drawing a billionaire, three people did win $3 million, including someone in New York and another in Connecticut.

People in New York and New Jersey also held $1 million worth of tickets.

Here are Tuesday night’s winning numbers: 15, 13, 7, 18, 14 with a mega ball of 9.

This jackpot was the fifth largest lottery prize of any kind in US history.

As no one wins the top prize, of course, it keeps getting bigger.

The last time someone beat the odds of 1 in 302.6 million to win the top prize was on October 14th. Since then there have been 25 consecutive draws without anyone hitting the jackpot.

A Hofstra University statistician said you have a nearly one in 303 million chance of actually winning the jackpot.

“So you are 1,363 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery,” said Professor Bruce Torf.

Turf said you are also 27,000 times more likely to die in a plane crash or 1,210 times more likely to die from a meteorite than to win the lottery.

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Here’s a look at the top 10 US jackpots won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (1 ticket, from California)

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

3. $1.537 Billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (1 ticket, from South Carolina)

4. 1.337 billion dollars, mega millions, July 29, 2022 (1 ticket, from Illinois)

5. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (1 ticket, from Michigan)

6. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (1 ticket, from Wisconsin)

7. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (1 ticket, from Massachusetts)

8. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (1 ticket, from Maryland)

9. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (1 ticket, from California)

10. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

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The credit for the last big prizes is actually due to mathematics – and harder odds.

In the fall of 2017, lottery officials approved changes to Mega Millions that significantly extended the odds from one to 258.9 million to one to 302.6 million. They made similar changes to Powerball in October 2015, tightening the odds from one to 175.2 million to one to 292.2 million.


The idea was that by making jackpot wins less common, ticket revenue could build up week after week, creating huge prizes that would attract attention and attract more players that grew to $100 million or $200 million in top prizes.

In August 2021, Powerball also added a third weekly lottery, which allowed the jackpot to roll over and grow even faster as people had more chances to play and lose. Mega Millions stuck to both weekly listings.

Thanks to these moves, nine of the 10 biggest lottery prizes have been won since 2017.

Mega Millions is played in 45 countries as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Watch: New York State Lottery live daily at 2:30pm and 10:30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15pm

Powerball The drawings are also streamed here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:59

Mega millions The drawings are broadcast on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m

The New York State Lottery is the largest and most profitable in North America, donating billions of dollars to help support education in New York State.

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Revenue is distributed to local school districts according to the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. According to the New York Lottery, the formula takes into account both the size of the school district and its income level; Larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionally larger portions of the lottery’s school funding.

For more information about the New York Lottery and to view lottery results, visit

New Yorkers struggling with gambling addiction, or who know someone who does, can find help by calling the state’s toll-free, confidential HOPELINE number at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY ( 467369 ). Standard text rates may apply.


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