Mega Millions for Tuesday, July 2, 2024, is a $137 million jackpot. Check your numbers! (2024)

Steven Martinez and Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Did Mega Millions make you a millionaire overnight?

Afterno one matched all five numbersplus the Mega Ballin the Friday, June 28 drawing, the grand prize climbed to $137 million for Tuesday, July 2.

Tuesday's winning numbers were 4-8-19-31-45 and the Mega Ball was 11. Megaplier was 4x.

The winning numbers for Mega Millions on Friday were 28-31-33-42-66 and the Mega Ball was 24. Megaplier was 3x.

Tickets start at $2 apiece. Below is what to know about lottery odds, how long you have to claim the cash option if you bought a ticket in Wisconsin, and what happens to unclaimed prize money, according to the Wisconsin Lottery.

How much was Mega Millions lottery jackpot for Tuesday, July 2?

An estimated $137 million with a cash option of $64.5 million.

When do Wisconsin Lottery tickets expire?

Prizes for Wisconsin Lottery must be claimed within 180 days (six months) from the date of the drawing. You can find a list of expired tickets, or those expiring soon, on theWisconsin Lottery website.

What happens to the unclaimed prize money?

According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the value of unclaimed prizes is credited to the Wisconsin Lottery property tax relief fund.

What are the odds of winning a Mega Millions lottery game?

Mega Millions drawings are held at 10 p.m. CDT Tuesday and Friday. According to the Wisconsin Lottery, players have a 1 in 302.6 million chance to match all six numbers. Prizes range from $2 to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

Are the odds of winning Mega Millions the same if the jackpot is $1 billion?

Players have a 1 in 24 chance of winning a prize,megamillions.comsays. Players have a 1 in 302.6 million chance to match all six numbers whether the jackpot is $20 million or $1 billion.

Can Wisconsin lottery winners remain anonymous?

No, according to the Wisconsin Lottery. Due to the state's open records laws, the lottery must, upon request, release the name and city of the winner. Other information about the winner is released only with the winner's consent.

How do you claim a lottery prize in Wisconsin?

That depends on how much you won.

For prizes up to $599:

  • You can redeem your winnings at any Wisconsin Lottery retail.

  • At the Wisconsin Lottery offices in Madison or Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Lottery recommends arriving by 3:30 p.m. to allow enough time to process your ticket.

  • Tickets can also be mailed to:

Prizes

P.O. Box 777

Madison, WI 53774

For prizes between $600 and $199,999:

  • Prizes can be claimed in-person at the Wisconsin Lottery offices in Madison or Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Lottery recommends arriving by 3:30 p.m. for most prizes and 2 p.m. for prizes of $50,000 or more to allow enough time to process your ticket.

  • Tickets can also be signed and mailed to:.

Prizes

P.O. Box 777

Madison, WI 53774

For prizes exceeding $200,000:

  • Prizes must be claimed in-person at the Wisconsin Lottery office in Madison. The Wisconsin Lottery recommends calling 608-261-4916 to schedule a time to process the ticket.

When did lotto jackpots hit $1 billionor more?

As of July 2, 2024, 11 lottery jackpots have reached or surpassed $1 billion. Only once has a jackpot surpassed $2 billion.

  • 11.$1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: A single ticket won in Michigan.

  • 10.$1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: A single ticket won in California.

  • 9.$1.13 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: A single ticket won in New Jersey.

  • 8.$1.33 billion, Powerball, April 6, 2024: A single ticket won in Oregon.

  • 7.$1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: A single ticket won in Illinois.

  • 6.$1.35 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023: A single ticket was purchased in Maine.

  • 5.$1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: A single ticket won in South Carolina.

  • 4.$1.58 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Asingle ticket won in Neptune Beach, Florida

  • 3.$1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three tickets won from California, Florida, Tennessee.

  • 2.$1.765 billion, Powerball, Oct. 11, 2023: A single ticket won from California.

  • 1.$2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: A single ticket won in California.

What are the Top 10 largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history?

The following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots made the Top 10 biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, as of July 2, 2024.

  • 10.$1.08 billion Powerball drawing — July 19, 2023; California

  • 9.$1.1 billion Mega Millions drawing — March 26, 2024; New Jersey

  • 8.$1.33 billion Powerball drawing — April 6, 2024; Oregon

  • 7.$1.337 billion Mega Millions drawing — July 29, 2022; Illinois

  • 6.$1.35 billion Mega Millions drawing — Jan. 13, 2023; Maine

  • 5.$1.537 billion Mega Millions drawing — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina

  • 4.$1.58 billion Mega Millions drawing — Aug. 8, 2023; Florida

  • 3.$1.586 billion Powerball drawing — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee

  • 2.$1.765 billion Powerball drawing — Oct. 11, 2023; California

  • 1.$2.04 billion Powerball drawing — Nov. 7, 2022; California

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Did anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot for July 2, 2024?

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