Mega Millions: Winning numbers for July 18, 2023

The lottery’s grand prize is approaching $640 million after Friday’s draw failed to find a jackpot winner.

WASHINGTON — More than half a billion dollars are awaited for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions draw.

The lottery’s grand prize is approaching $640 million after Friday’s draw failed to find a jackpot winner.

The jackpot has been growing for months without a major winner, even though several $1 million tickets have been sold. With Powerball jackpots growing to $1 billion, this week’s Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are worth more than $1.5 billion combined.

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.

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 $328.5 million.

Mega Millions winning numbers July 18, 2023:

The winning numbers were 19-22-31-37-54, Mega Ball 18 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 won?

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
  3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)
  4. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023 (one ticket, from Maine)
  5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
  6. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan
  7. $1 billion, Powerball (estimated) – July 19, 2023
  8. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
  9. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
  10. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

The game’s huge prize pool comes with a really small chance of winning — the winner surpasses odds of around 1 in 302.6 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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