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Mega Millions Jackpot at $493 Million for Tuesday Drawing

Mega Millions Jackpot at $493 Million for Tuesday Drawing
The Mega Millions jackpot is $493 million, the fifth-largest in the game's history. (Karen Foley/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Monday, 23 July 2018 01:24 PM

The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to $493 million for Tuesday's drawing at 11 p.m., making it the fifth-largest Mega Millions pot and the 11th largest for any lottery game played in the U.S., according to USA Today.

Friday night's jackpot rose $11 million from $433 million but no one matched all six numbers.

The winning numbers for the July 20 drawing are the white balls 1, 14, 30, 44 and 62, plus the gold Mega Ball 1, according to Mega Millions officials.

While nobody won the big prize, there were plenty of winners Friday night, including two people who clinched a $1 million consolation prize after they matched the first five white balls, and 47 other tickets raked in $10,000 after matching up with the four white balls and the Mega Ball.

Five others won $20,000 with the 2x multiplier but all eyes are now on Tuesday's draw, with a cash option of $296 million.

The jackpot was last won in Ohio on May 4, when the ABC XYZ Trust collected $142 million but there were two other lucky jackpot winners this year.

Richard Wahl, 47, a food production manager in New Jersey, won the Mega Millions' $533 million jackpot in March after he bought tickets and a Coke from a Lukoil gas station in Riverdale.

In January, Shane Missler, 20, of Port Richey, Florida, won the $450 million Mega Millions after spending $10 on five lottery tickets.

The lucky winner of the fourth-largest prize in Mega Millions history said he had a "feeling" that he had won after he bought five quick pick tickets with the winnings from a scratch-off ticket purchased earlier.

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The Mega Millions jackpot reached $493 million for Tuesday's drawing, making it the fifth-largest Mega Millions pot and the 11th largest for any lottery game played in the U.S.
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