When is the next Mega Millions drawing? Get $1.25 billion jackpot tickets.

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $1.25 billion, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The next drawing will take place on August 4th at 11:00 PM ET.

To win the jackpot, players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega Ball.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.


If there is no winner, the jackpot will continue to grow for the next drawing.

The previous record for the largest lottery prize was $1.586 billion, which was split between three winners in 2016.

The cash option for the current jackpot is $550.6 million.

Tickets can be purchased at authorized retailers or online until 10:45 PM ET on the day of the drawing.

Players should sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a safe place until they can be redeemed.

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