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Mega Millions pot grows to $1.2 billion after no winner

The estimated cash payout is $550.2 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1.25 billion after no one matched all the numbers on Tuesday.

The winning numbers from Tuesday’s late-night drawing were 8, 24, 30, 45, 61 and gold Mega Ball 12.

Seven winners got five numbers and will take home a $1 million prize each (minus taxes). One person in Texas got five numbers and had opted to add on the Megaplier. They won $4 million. More than half a million people picked only the bonus ball correctly and won just $2.

Tuesday’s prize, which was $1.1 billion, was the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever and the sixth-largest in U.S. lotto history when also factoring in Powerball jackpots.

A Mega Millions wagering slip is held in Cranberry Township, Pa., Jan. 12, 2023.

Gene J. Puskar/AP, File

The jackpot has been building since April. There have been no Mega Millions jackpot winners in 30 consecutive drawings, since the grand prize was last won on April 18.

Players must match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to claim the jackpot.

The previous four $1 billion Mega Million jackpots were won in 2018, 2021, 2022 and January 2023.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are $2 for one play.

The next drawing takes place Friday, Aug. 4 at 11 p.m. ET.

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