Mega Millions jackpot soars to highest number since early 2021

$440 million Mega Millions jackpot
$440 million Mega Millions jackpot(NC Education Lottery)
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 2:09 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The NC Education Lottery said the Mega Million jackpot now stands at $440 million ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing.

Officials said the $440 million prize is the largest jackpot since a group in Pennsylvania won $516 millionv$516 million on May 21, 2021.

“It has been quite a while since we saw a Mega Millions jackpot this high,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Players are dreaming about the prospect of taking home such a big jackpot. We are crossing our fingers that it happens here in North Carolina on Tuesday night.”

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.5 million, according to officials.

People can buy tickets at any retail location, play online at, or by using the lottery’s app.