The Last Mega Millions® Jackpot To Be Offered In 2022 Is A Big One
The estimated prize for the next drawing on Friday, December 30 is $640 million ($328.3 million cash).
The biggest Mega Millions prize ever awarded in the last week of any year
Jackpot continues even after matching all six numbers drawn on Tuesday night - white balls 9, 13, 36, 59 and 61 as well as gold mega ball 11 with no ticket
The Mega Millions jackpot has gone over $600 million just five times in its more than 20-year history
The first was a $656 million prize on March 30, 2012, which set a record for the largest lottery jackpot ever won at the time
This was followed by a $648 million jackpot on December 17, 2013, which was shared by winners in California and Georgia
Nearly five years later, the game passed the $1 billion mark for the first time, with a single winner in South Carolina taking home the $1.537 billion prize on October 23, 2018.
In the 27 December draw, there were 1,945,697 winning tickets across all prize levels