Mega Millions Winner: Did Anyone Win Tuesday's $82 Million Jackpot?
By Jason Hall
August 17, 2022
The Mega Millions jackpot will rollover on Friday (August 19) after zero players matched all six numbers during the $82 million drawing on Tuesday (August 16) night.
The jackpot will now increase to $99 million ($56.5 million cash value) for Friday night's drawing.
Results from Tuesday's Mega Millions game are listed below:
GOLD BALL: 1
The Mega Millions jackpot recently reset after a player in Illinois won the $1.3 billion jackpot on Friday, July 29, 2022, which was the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and third-largest in U.S. history.
The Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded the billion mark three times in its existence. In October 2018, a ticket was sold in South Carolina winning $1.537 billion ($878 million cash value), which is the world's largest jackpot for a single ticket and the largest cash value for a single ticket.
Mega Millions' jackpot reached $1.05 billion, with a cash option of $776.6 million on Friday, January 22, 2021, before a player in Michigan matched all six numbers. The jackpot was the second largest cash value ticket in lottery history.
Powerball's jackpot reached $731.1 million, with a cash option worth $546.8 million on Wednesday, January 20 2021, before a player in Maryland matched all six numbers. The jackpot was the third largest cash value for a single ticket in lottery history and the fourth largest in Powerball history.
Both jackpots increase during each following game until there's a winning ticket matching all six numbers drawn, which includes the additional Mega Millions "gold ball" or Powerball in each respective game.