(WJW) – The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now totals an estimated $1.28 billion, with a cash value of $747.2 million.
The jackpot hasn’t been won since April 15.
The only Mega Millions jackpot bigger than the current one was awarded on Oct. 2018, when a single winner — who purchased the ticket in South Carolina — claimed a $1.537 billion prize.
Despite no one winning the jackpot since April, there have been more than 28.1 million winning lottery tickets (at all prize levels) sold over the last 29 drawings, including 42 worth $1 million or more. The winning tickets for those million-dollar prizes were sold in 17 states, Mega Millions noted in a press release.
Tuesday’s numbers were: 07-29-60-63-66, Mega Ball: 15
Mega Millions tickets are $2. Drawings take place at 11 p.m. ET Tuesdays and Fridays.
The top Mega Millions jackpots to date are:
|$656 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|$648 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
Mega Millions is played in 45 states along with Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Viewers will be able to watch the Mega Millions drawing live on WJTV 12 in Jackson and WHLT in Hattiesburg. Players can also watch the live drawing on the Mississippi Lottery website.
Players also can check their numbers at retail locations or the lottery website.