The third is the 30th consecutive spin without a winner. No one has won the jackpot since April, meaning the prize is now the 6th largest in Mega Millions history.
WASHINGTON — The Mega Millions lottery has rebounded after another draw without a jackpot winner, now reaching $1.25 billion.
Seven are new millionaires, including one who chose Megaplier to receive a $4 million payout.
The jackpot is The sixth largest lottery in the United States and the fourth largest in Mega Millions history. July was an eventful month for lottery prizes after a ticket sold in downtown Los Angeles hit the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot.
Mega Millions has not had a major winner since April 18, when a 71-year-old man from New York won the state’s largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot. Johnnie Taylor of Howard Beach in Queens, New York, won $476 million but chose the cash option — a sum worth more than $157 million after taxes.
Since mid-April, there have been 30 drawings without a grand prize winner.
Winners almost always have a cash option, but instead, they have the option to receive the full amount in recurring payments over 29 years. The cash option for Tuesday’s drawing is $550.2 million.
Mega Millions winning numbers for August 1, 2023:
The winning numbers were: 8-24-30-45-61 Mega Ball: 12 and Megaplier: 4 .
When is the Mega Millions lottery?
Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.
What is the biggest lottery jackpot ever?
- $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
- $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine)
- $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
- Estimated $1.1 billion, Powerball, August 1, 2023
- $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
- $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
- $754.6 million, Powerball, February 6, 2023 (one ticket, from Washington state)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.