Mega Millions Numbers For 07/31/20: Friday Jackpot was $22 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 07/31/20was $22 million, and here are the numbers from the Friday night drawing.

First Five: 12-35-46-48-69

Mega Ball: 23

Megaplier: 2x

Friday night's 07/31/20 jackpot was $22 million, with a cash-value option of $17.9 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Tuesday (07/28/20) for the $20 million jackpot were: 17-20-27-31-34 with a Mega Ball of 19. The Megaplier was 4x.

There was no grand prize winner from Tuesday's drawing, but there were two tickets sold—one each in California and Georgia—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 $4 million.

There were 12 tickets sold nationwide on Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Three of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $40,000.

Mega Millions Tickets
Mega Millions tickets purchased in Texas during September 2019. Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The last grand prize winner was a week ago when a ticket sold (07/24/20) in New Jersey hit a $124 million jackpot. It was just the third Mega Millions jackpot winner this calendar year.

The previous Mega Millions grand prize winner before that was (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.

Other recent winners over the last year were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.

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

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