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Mega Millions Jackpot 07-29-2022

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2022
Contact: Jacqueline Posley Phone Number: 802-461-5358
E-Mail: Jacqueline.Posley@vermont.gov

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SURPASSES $1 BILLION

Record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot will hit $1.1 billion.

Montpelier, Vt. – For only the fourth time in history, the Mega Millions jackpot is expected to 
surpass $1 billion. Today’s drawing will take place at 11:00pm EST and could leave one lucky winner 
with a $602.5 million one-time cash payout. Winning numbers are posted at https://www.megamillions.com/ after each drawing.

The only other Mega Millions drawings with jackpots over $1 billion took place on
January 22, 2021 - $1.05 billion
October 23, 2018 - $1.537 billion
March 30, 2012 - $656 million

In Vermont, Mega Millions tickets are available at most gas stations and grocery stores. The 
Department of Liquor and Lottery offers this virtual map as a purchase guide. Most importantly, 
100% of lottery profits are contributed to education in Vermont. In FY21, the total amount 
contributed to the State’s Education Fund was $31.8 million.

“As a father of four, the future of Vermont’s education is extremely important to me. Each lottery 
purchase will positively impact our state’s education budget, and that really hits home for me.”
– Andrew Collier, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Liquor and Lottery

About the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery
The Department of Liquor and Lottery provides a regulatory framework of licensing, compliance, 
enforcement, and education for the responsible sale and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and gaming 
entertainment, ensuring public safety, and contributing 100% of profits to Vermont communities 
through the General and Education funds.
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