And the winner is…nobody! No one claimed the $449 million dollar Mega Millions prize on July 5, and the jackpot is now more than half-a-billion dollars. So, when’s the next chance someone can win $508 million? HollywoodLife.com has all the details.
So many people came just one number away from claiming the Mega Millions jackpot, but ultimately — no one won the $449 million dollar prize. Wow! The next lotto drawing is for a mind-blowing amount. No lotto player wants to miss out on this so learn when the next drawing will take place.
Out of all the tickets sold for the July 5 drawing, none of them had the numbers 29, 46, 53, 64, 73, and Mega Ball of 10. Not a single one! Because of this, the jackpot has been cranked up for $508 million dollars and a winner will (hopefully!) be decided with the July 8 drawing. Lotto fans better make sure they have their tickets ready at 11:00 PM EST for that epic lotto pick.
This is the 34th drawing in a row without a jackpot winner, according to CNN. The previous winner-less streak was 22 drawings. While no one could claim the previously $449 million jackpot, two players – one in Pennsylvania and another in New Jersey – each won $1 million dollars. They matched the five white balls, per Philly.com, but missed the Mega Ball. So close! There were also million-dollar winners in California, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Now, even this massive $508 million dollar prize isn’t the biggest Mega Millions in history. That drawing took place in 2012, when three winners split $656 million. Dang. The next biggest jackpot was just a year later in 2013, when two lucky lotto players split $648 million. If no one claims the current jackpot, could the prize surpass either of those mammoth amounts of money?
The jackpot still has a long way to go if it’s going to break the $1.5 billion dollars that was up for grabs in the Jan. 2016 Powerball lottery. It was the highest Powerball purse of all time, and it was split three ways. If a single winner claims the July 8 Mega Millions, and they choose to take it as a lump sum, they’ll pocket a cool $357 million dollars. Now that’s one heck of a payday.
Are you going to play the Mega Million, HollywoodLifers? What would you do with $508 million dollars?