The jackpot for Mega Millions hits one billion dollars for the third time in it’s twenty year history.  Yes, $1 BILLION Dollars (said in Dr. Evil’s voice).

The most I have ever won is $100 on a scratch off!  And, of course I went back to the store and traded the ticket in for more  scratch off tickets.  And repeated the process until I was once again left with nothing.  But, enough about me.

Surprisingly, not one ticket matched Tuesday’s (July 26) drawing!  Not one!  The white balls were 7, 29, 60, 63 and 66, plus the gold Mega Ball was 15.  Now the estimated jackpot for Friday, July 29 sits at the insane amount $1.025 billion ($602.5 million cash).

According to Mega Millions, Friday’s drawing will be the thirtieth in this jackpot run.  The current run began on April 19, after the previous jackpot was won in Tennessee on April 15.

Subsequently, the estimated prize will be just shy of $1.05 billion jackpot, won in Michigan in January of 2021. The record jackpot sits at $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina back in 2018 and is the world’s largest lottery payout from a single ticket.

Nevertheless, in the 29 drawings since the jackpot was last won, there have been more than 28.million winning tickets at all prize levels.  Specifically,  42 tickets worth $1 million or more. Those big prizes have been won in 17 states across the country including Florida.

Can you even imagine winning that much cash?   Would you still work?


These 10 Mega Millions Numbers Are Drawn The Most

The Mega Millions jackpot is soaring. Want an advantage when picking your  numbers? Here are the 10 Most Drawn numbers and Mega Balls based on 495 drawings since Tuesday, October 31, 2017, as of this writing on July 27th, 2022. We’ll also look at which Mega Ball pops up the most. Gotta get both right if you’re going to win that money. I’m not saying these will be the numbers that will make you win. Just saying, these numbers tend to come up more. #science

  • These are the statistics for the sixth/current version of Mega Millions (October 31, 2017 to present: first 5 numbers are 1-70 and the Mega Ball is 1-25).

I put down my two dollars when the jackpot hit 500 million. I did the auto pick and got exactly zero numbers. Nothing. So maybe it’s time to introduce statistics into my lottery numbers. This is what I’m going to try. Wish me luck. If I win the jackpot I’ m throwing a gigantic pizza party and you’re invited. I may even splurge and get that Little Caesar’s Stuffed Crust.

** EDIT  – using this system I got nothing right on the 7/26 drawing. 0 for 0 again.

For more information, please visit If you want the same data, but for Powerball, that’s here.

# # #Play Responsibly


Since the July 29th jackpot is now over a billion, I’m updating these numbers to be current as of 7/27/2022


  • Here's the numbers that get drawn the most

  • 17

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    The number 17 has been drawn 48 times in this time frame. More than any other number on this list. It hasn’t come up since April 15th. Is it due, or has it gone cold? Dunno.

  • 10

    It’s come up 47 times, most recently on July 12th.

  • 14

    47 times. July 22nd was the last time.

  • 31

    Also 47 times, last one on July 5th and again on July 19th.

  • 4

    44 draws, came up last on July 4th.

  • 7

    44. Saw it last on July 26th.

  • 8

    Same, 43 times. The number 8 came up last week on July 15th

  • 11

    43 times. Last saw it on June 24th.

  • 3

    42 draws. Last popped up on June 10th.

  • 20

    42 times and we saw it on July 15th.  The numbers 43, 48, 58, and 62 have also popped up 42 times in the date range.

  • And For The Mega Ball

  • 22

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    Mega Ball 22 has been the clear winner. It’s come up 28 times during our selected time frame. We last saw it on June 14th.

  • 11

    Mega Ball 11 has been drawn 26 times and it’s last appearance was June 28.

  • 24

    MB24 is next up with 25 draws. Last seen on May 31st.

  • 9

    MB9 has popped up 24 times in the time frame. May 10th was the last.

  • 10

    Mega Ball 10 has also been drawn 24 times, last one was May 6th.

  • 4

    This Mega Ball has shown up 23 times. Recently, on June 10th.

  • 17

    22 times. We last saw it on May 3rd.

  • 25

    Mega Ball 25 hit on July 19th. The 22nd time in the date range.

  • 13

    21 draws. Lucky 13 last popped up on May 13th. Freaky.

  • 18

    MB 18 has hit 21 times. lastly on April 5th.

  • 19

    21 times. Haven’t seen this one since February 15th. The number 25 also had 21 appearances in our time frame.

  • Are there any numbers you should avoid?

    Statistically, the number 51. It’s only shown up 21 times in the date range, although it did show up just two weeks ago on July 5th.

  • And some irony. Check out this.

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    Lucky number 7? Not for the Mega Ball. It’s only come up 13 times in our date range. Less than half as many as the top 2 Mega Balls. Here’s when it last came up: January 1st 2021.