Mega Millions figures: the jackpot exceeds 1 billion dollars, 4 new millionaires in New York and NJ

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

Despite the lack of big 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 $1 million winning ticket was sold at the Honey Bee Convenient store on Forest Avenue in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island. A second was sold at a Cumberland farm in Corinth in Saratoga County

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

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

You can watch the next Mega Millions draw at 11:00 p.m. Friday on Channel 7 and here on abc7NY.com.

In all, eight tickets were sold nationwide ahead of Tuesday night’s draw which matched five numbers but missed the Mega number.

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

Friday’s $1 billion Mega Millions draw will be the fourth biggest jackpot in US history, just ahead of Michigan’s $1.050 billion jackpot in January 2021.

SEE ALSO: Biggest lottery jackpots in history

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

The US record jackpot is $1.586 billion for a January 2016 Powerball draw.

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

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SEE ALSO: Why is the Powerball jackpot getting so high?

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