DALLAS (KDAF) — It just keeps on going up and up until there’s a winner of the second largest prize in Mega Millions history and on the day of the drawing the jackpot has climbed yet again.

The near-record-setting jackpot has now reached $1.28 billion and if you haven’t got a ticket or joined a lotto pool at work or amongst your friends, now’s the time.

The cash value of the massive jackpot is $747.2 million and the Mega Millions said, “At that level, it would be the second largest Mega Millions prize in the game’s 20-year history. The current record jackpot for Mega Millions is $1.537 billion, won on October 23, 2018. That winning ticket was sold in South Carolina, and it remains the world’s largest lottery prize ever won on a single ticket.”

In the last Mega Millions drawing on July 26, there were seven winners who matched four of the five winning numbers alongside the Mega Ball to win $30,000 (they also chose the Megaplier to take their winnings from $10K to $30K).

The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:

AmountDateWinning Tickets
$1.537 billion10/23/20181-SC
$1.280 billion7/29/2022?
$1.050 billion1/22/20211-MI
$656 million                 3/30/2012                 3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million12/17/20132-CA, GA
$543 million7/24/20181-CA
$536 million7/8/20161-IN
$533 million3/30/20181-NJ
$522 million6/7/20191-CA
$516 million5/21//20211-PA