Mega Millions Winning Numbers for July 1, 2016 - Live Results for $415M Jackpot Drawing, Schedule

Almost $300 Million Cash Value at Stake

UPDATE - July 1, 2016 - 11:00 p.m. ET: The winning numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot are 20, 41, 42, 45, 49 and the megaball is 14. The megaplier is 2x.

The beginning of July marks a great day for Mega Millions players since the jackpot prize for the lottery game has reached $415 million for Friday's draw.

Still No Jackpot Winner

An announcement on the Mega Millions' official website said that no bettors got the winning combination of 15, 17, 20, 35, 55 and the Mega Ball 7 last Tuesday so the top prize climbed to this amount. It also has a cash value of $286 million.

The prize is considered to be the highest offered in the lottery game since December 2013 when two players from Georgia and California split a $648-million jackpot.

Match 5 Lucky Bettors

Though there was no lucky jackpot winner for Tuesday, two individuals — from Texas and New Jersey — who won $1 million for matching five white numbers. The jackpot prize continues to increase since it was last won in March when its value was just at $157 million.

How to Play Mega Millions

U.S. residents who want a shot at winning a hefty amount can simply buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket for $1 for every play. Game mechanics state that players should pick six numbers -- five from numbers 1 to 75 and another number from 1 to 15. Players can also choose the electronically generated Easy Pick.

A winner is determined if a bettor gets all six winning numbers. Mega Millions' jackpot prize begins at $15 million then increases by $5 million every draw when there are no lucky winners. It can be played in 44 states in the country including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington D.C.

Staten Island Resident Wins $169M

Do not waste your chances as you could be as lucky as Staten Island homemaker Nancy Viola. Mega Millions revealed that the New York player recently claimed her $169 million winning for the draw last January 8 where she was the sole winner. She shared that it was her husband who bought the Quick Pick ticket at the Beaver Street Customer Service Center.

After claiming the lump sum amount of $64,796,160 last March 10, Viola was at a loss for words noting that she still could not believe that she won millions during the Mega Millions draw.

"It's surreal, but exciting and wonderful at the same time," she told Mega Millions. "I've thought about my plans, and I want to make some investments and just be secure for the future."

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