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Mega Millions Jackpot skyrockets to $1.25B, gives free Krispy Kreme donuts for losers


Once again, the elusive Mega Millions jackpot slipped through the fingers of eager players last night, marking the 30th consecutive drawing without a lucky match of all six numbers!

Mega Millions Jackpot just keeps on growing

Those tantalizing Tuesday numbers were 8-24-30-45-61, with the golden Mega Ball being 12. While over 4.9 million tickets scored some prizes, the elusive jackpot remained out of reach, with odds of one in 302.5 million!

Tuesday’s advertised Mega Millions jackpot stood at a whopping $1.1 billion, calculated based on the winner choosing the full value through a 30-year annuity payout. The alluring cash sum amounted to a staggering $550.2 million.

Mega Millions Jackpot skyrockets to $1.25B

But fear not, the thrilling ride isn’t over yet! With no jackpot winner, the prize continues to roll over for the 31st time, making Mega Millions officials project a jaw-dropping $1.25 billion jackpot for the upcoming Friday, August 4 drawing. The estimated cash value adds to the excitement at a cool $625.3 million!

Oh, the buzz of anticipation when Mega Millions jackpots soar! Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin, also the lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, acknowledges the nationwide excitement and the vital contributions to good causes made possible by each lottery. She extends gratitude to players and retailers, urging responsible play!

Related: Florida player draws historic $1.58 billion Mega Millions Jackpot victory

Free donuts for the losers

Though the grand prize remained elusive, seven fortunate players hit the jackpot in their own right! These lucky souls matched all five white balls, just missing the gold Mega Ball, to claim the second-tier prize of $1 million! The odds of such a feat are more than one in 12.6 million.

In the spirit of turning misfortune into delight, one ticket holder with the optional $1 Megaplier in Texas transformed their $1 million win into a magnificent $4 million prize with a 4x multiplier!

Yet, even those who fell short can find comfort in the sweetness of a consolation treat! Krispy Kreme is generously offering a free donut to anyone presenting their losing Mega Millions ticket from Tuesday night’s drawing! So, head to Krispy Kreme today, August 2, for a delicious pick-me-up! Remember, one donut per customer, regardless of how many losing tickets you carry!

And the thrills keep on coming, as Friday’s estimated Mega Millions jackpot of $1.25 billion is the fourth-largest prize in Mega Millions history! With a 27-year legacy, only three times has there been a more substantial jackpot up for grabs!

Inching closer to the all-time richest prize of $1.537 billion, the current jackpot promises an unforgettable ride! But will it hit on Friday, or will it dare to chase the record? We’ll soon find out!

As we await the next chapter in the Mega Millions saga, dreams of unimaginable wealth continue to fuel the excitement! So, get your tickets ready and your fingers crossed for the chance to change your life forever with the astonishing Mega Millions jackpot!

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