Texas – A ticket sold in Illinois won the jackpot on Friday, July 29, bringing the lucky winner a prize of $1.28 billion. The winning prize is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history and the third-largest prize of any in the U.S.
Yesterday, the winning numbers were 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball 14 and Megaplier 2. The cash option was $747.2 million. There have been nearly 30 consecutive drawings without a winner, a series that lasted for three and a half months. The last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 15.
In addition, there have been a total of 20 tickets that matched the five white balls without the Megaplier nationwide, winning $1 million each. There have been two winning tickets sold in the states of Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas, while the states of California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin reported one winning ticket each.
According to the Texas Lottery website, the two winning tickets sold in Texas were bought in Plano and Prairie View. The Plano ticket was purchased at a RaceTrac convenience store, located at 1100 W. Park Blvd. The Prairie View ticket was bought from a Fuel Maxx, located at 420 University Dr.
Those who bought tickets on Friday are encouraged to check their tickets on this link because there were additional prizes.
Here are the amounts of other Texas tickets won:
- $20,000 (4 out of 5 with Mega Ball and Megaplier): 11 tickets
- $10,000 (4 out of 5 with Mega Ball, no Megaplier): 15 tickets
- $1,000 (4 out of 5 with Megaplier): 276 tickets
- $500 (4 out of 5, no Megaplier): 482 tickets