Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $179 Million Following Friday’s Drawing

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Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on Jan. 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California.

The latest Mega Millions jackpot will continue to climb following the Friday night lottery drawing, which did not yield in a winner for the $166 million grand prize. There were also no instant millionaires that resulted from the latest lottery drawing.

Players who would have hit the Match 5 could have won $1 million. Whereas, players who would have hit the Match 5 with a Megaplier would have won $3 million.

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn on Friday, July 30 were 19, 26, 31, 52, 68, with a gold Mega Ball of 10. The Megaplier was 3X. 

Watch the winning lottery numbers being pulled below.

There was no grand prize winner for the Friday night drawing of $166 million with a cash value of $120.1 million, which means the jackpot went unclaimed.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be worth an estimated $179 million with a cash option of $129.5 million. The numbers will be drawn on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Although there weren’t any instant millionaires on Friday night, plenty of players were able to snag smaller monetary wins from the latest lottery drawing. 

There were 10 players who hit the Match 4 plus the gold Mega Ball and won $10,000 each. Meanwhile, five players hit the Match 4 plus the gold Mega Ball with the Megaplier, winning $30,000. The rest of the wins from the night ranged between $2 and $1,500.

Mega Millions players who hit the jackpot have the option of receiving their grand prize winnings through either a one-time lump sum payment or an annuity. 

Those who select the annuity receive an immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, which increase by 5% each year.

Mega Millions can be played in 45 states as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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