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Mega Millions® Jackpot Leaps to $1.28 Billion for Tonight’s Drawing

Middletown, PA – The Mega Millions® jackpot has grown to an estimated annuity value of $1.28 billion, or $747.2 million cash, for tonight’s drawing. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in Tennessee on April 15. If the jackpot is won at $1.28 billion, it will be the second-largest jackpot win in Mega Millions® history.
“If you’re planning to play, remember that Mega Millions ticket sales in Pennsylvania end at 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, which are held Tuesday and Friday,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We’re reminding our players that it only takes one ticket to win, and the proceeds are helping us generate funds for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
The last time the Mega Millions® jackpot was won in Pennsylvania was back in 2021, when Peace of Mind Trust, a five-member group, claimed a $516 million annuity jackpot prize.
If there is no Mega Millions® jackpot winner in tonight’s drawing, the jackpot for the Tuesday, August 2 drawing will be an estimated annuity value of $1.7 billion, or $992.4 million cash. Since the Mega Millions® jackpot was last won on April 15, in Pennsylvania, sales from Mega Millions® tickets have totaled $78.3 million. 

Pennsylvania Lottery players have an option to purchase their Mega Millions® ticket online or by visiting a retailer. Players can find lottery-selling locations closest to them by visiting the Find a Retailer section of the Lottery’s website.
Additionally, pooling ticket purchases with friends can be a fun way to play responsibly. To help players manage their pooled ticket purchases, Pool Play forms are available at
Prizes must be claimed and the tickets validated before winners can be identified. Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Winning tickets purchased at a Lottery retailer should immediately be signed on the back. Online winnings automatically appear in a player’s account after the claim has been processed. To initiate an online prize claim, winners should call 1-800-692-7481. Players may visit for more information about how to file a claim.

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About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $33 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at to review how much money each county receives in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

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