Mega Millions Numbers For 07/28/20: Tuesday Jackpot was $20 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 07/28/20 was $20 million, and here are the numbers from Tuesday night's drawing.

  • First Five: 17-20-27-31-34
  • Mega Ball: 19
  • Megaplier: 4x

Tuesday night's 07/28/20 jackpot was worth $20 million, with a cash-value option of $16.2 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Friday (07/24/20) for the $124 million jackpot were: 08-33-39-54-58 with a Mega Ball of 17. The Megaplier was 3x.

There was one grand prize winner from Friday's drawing for a ticket sold in New Jersey, and that set Tuesday night's drawing back to the minimum of $20 million. There were also two tickets sold Friday—one each on Illinois and Texas—that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game's second prize of $1 million. Neither of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which would have made their second prize worth $3 million.

There were 16 tickets sold nationwide on Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Two of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $30,000.

Powerball and Mega Millions Tickets
Mega Millions and Powerball tickets sold in Texas during January 2020. Neither of the tickets were winners, and the jackpot kept soaring for each game in the new year. Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The previous Mega Millions grand prize winner was Tuesday (06/09/20) for a $410 million jackpot. That winning ticket sold in Arizona was the 10th-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

The last grand prize winner before that was Tuesday 02/11/20 for $202 million with a ticket sold in New Jersey. Those had previously been the only two Mega Millions jackpot winners this calendar year.

The previous grand prize winner before that was Tuesday 12/17/19 for $372 million with a ticket sold in Ohio.

Prior to that, a $227 million ticket was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin. The winner from nearby Leander came forward to claim that prize, but they wished to remain anonymous.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

  1. $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
  2. $656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  3. $648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA
  4. $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
  5. $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
  6. $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
  7. $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
  8. $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
  9. $414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD
  10. $410 million 4/09/2020 1-AZ