For Immediate Release
July 29, 2022
Contact: Jacqueline Posley Phone Number: 802-461-5358
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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