Mega Millions lottery: Grand prize of $522 million up for grabs today

Posted July 25, 2018

The winning numbers are 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29 and the Mega Ball number is 20.

Tuesday night's $512 million Mega Millions drawing is already one of the biggest jackpots in the game's history. This is the seventh time the jackpot has exceeded $400 million.

Officials say the increase reflects "robust" sales nationally for the Mega Millions game.

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It may seem like everybody's buying lottery tickets, especially when the jackpots get this big, but actually only half of the United States population buys them.

Brand and Hearn said they have never seen at prize so pick coming from their Giant stores.

"Anything is possible. Someone's luck is out there and we've had one already", he said. The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is $5.4 million, with a cash option of $3.2 million.

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The largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million in March 2012, shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. The largest was a $91.8 million cash prize claimed by a Virginia man in 2015.

The mega millions drawing isn't until 10 p.m. CST.

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