Mega Millions pot grows to $12 billion after no winner

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The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an astonishing $12 billion after no one matched all the numbers in the latest drawing. The estimated cash payout for the jackpot is $550.2 million. This comes after 30 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner, with the last grand prize being won on April 18.

On Tuesday’s drawing, seven winners matched five numbers and will each take home a $1 million prize (minus taxes). One lucky person in Texas also added on the Megaplier and won $4 million. Additionally, over half a million people correctly picked only the bonus ball and won $2.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are priced at $2 for one play. The next drawing is scheduled for Friday, August 4 at 11 p.m. ET.

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