Mega Millions Now Over $1 Billion; 4 new millionaires in NYC and NJ

The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery has risen to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers and won the top prize.

While there are no top prize winners, four people in the Tri-State area — two in New York and two in New Jersey — are waking up millionaires Wednesday morning.

The winning numbers for Tuesday 7/26/22 were: 29, 63, 66, 7, 60 — Mega Ball 15.

A million dollar winning ticket was sold at the Honey Bee Convenience Store on Forest Avenue in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island. A second was sold to Cumberland Farms in Corinth in Saratoga County

Two more million dollar winning tickets were sold in New Jersey.

One was sold at the 7-Eleven on County Road in Tenafly. The other was sold at the Circle K on Richmond Avenue in Point Pleasant.

You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing at 11pm Friday on Channel 7 and here at

In total, eight tickets were sold nationally before Tuesday night’s draw that matched five numbers, but missed out on the Mega number.

Tickets with five numbers, but without the Mega number, are worth $1 million or a multiple of $1 million.

Friday’s $1 billion Mega Millions drawing will be the fourth-largest prize in U.S. history, just ahead of the $1.05 billion Michigan jackpot in January 2021.

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The record Mega Millions prize is $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina in October 2018 – the world’s largest lottery prize ever won by a single ticket.

The US record prize is $1.586 billion for the January 2016 Powerball drawing.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands. The game is overseen by state lottery officials.

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SEE ALSO: Why is the Powerball jackpot so high?


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