The $1.28 billion dollar jackpot for Friday Mega Millions jackpot drawing is now 

the second highest within the lottery game's were 20-year

history and therefore the nation's third-largest lottery prize.

Why it matters: Americans have wagered many variant dollars on lottery tickets 

Why it matters: Americans have wagered many variant dollars on lottery tickets 

just within the past two days, catapulting a united states lottery jackpot

to over $1 billion Dollar for less than the fourth time ever.

The July 29 2022 jackpot is worth $747.2 million dollar in cash if taken as a lump 

sum payment rather than the annuity option with 30 annual payments, in keeping with a news release.

The jackpot was worth an estimated $1.1 billion dollar Thursday but Mega million lottery officials updated the numbers Friday.