Mega Millions Lottery Swells to Record $1.55 Billion for Next Drawing

Nine tickets won second-tier prizes but no jackpot winner for the 31st consecutive time.

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The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has rocketed to an estimated $1.55 billion ahead of the drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and marks the largest grand prize in the game’s history.

The winning numbers on Aug. 4 were 11, 30, 45, 52, 56, and the Mega Ball was 20, but there was no grand prize winner. This was the 31st consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner since April 18. 

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.