The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $720 million after there were no winners in Tuesday night’s $640 million drawing.
The winning numbers Tuesday were 19, 22, 31, 37 and 54, and a Mega Ball of 18. There have been no Mega Millions jackpot winners since April 18.
Tuesday’s drawing was the seventh-largest in Mega Millions history.
Mega Millions boasts that it’s the only lottery game that has awarded four jackpots exceeding $1 billion — one each in 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023, according to its website.
Thethe full jackpot for the Mega Millions or the Powerball — which has also been growing steadily, and ahead of its next drawing Wednesday night — are about 1 in 300 million.
Bear in mind: you are significantly more likely to be attacked by a grizzly at Yellowstone National Park (1 in 2.7 million), according to the National Park Service.
The odds of striking gold are also significantly lower than being struck by lightning: 1 in 15,300, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday night’swill be the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history.
Mega Millions tickets are $2 each. In most jurisdictions, players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 to multiply their non-jackpot prizes. Drawings are conducted at 11 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays and Fridays in Atlanta.
— Megan Cerullo contributed reporting.