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Lottery Jackpot for This Friday Climbs to Over $500 Million for Only the 4th Time in Mega Millions History

Mar 29, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“More than half a billion dollars will be up for grabs on Friday, March 30, as the Mega Millions jackpot continues to rise,” according to a press release from the Mega Millions website.

The release continues, “The estimated prize for the next drawing jumps to $502 million ($301 million cash) after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night – the white balls 7, 25, 43, 56 and 59, plus the gold Mega Ball 13.”

The press release adds, “It’s just the fourth time in Mega Millions history that the jackpot has surged past $500 million; the last time was in July 2016 when a single ticket in Indiana won a $536 million prize. And between America’s two big jackpot games Powerball and Mega Millions, Friday’s $502 million jackpot is the tenth largest prize ever offered in the United States. Powerball holds the world record with a $1.586 billion jackpot won on January 13, 2016; the Mega Millions record is $656 million won on March 30, 2012 – exactly six years ago this Friday.”

This chart also accompanied the press release:

The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:

Amount Date Winning Tickets
$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, GA
$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
$502 million (est) 3/30/2018 ?
$451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
$414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, MD
$393 million 8/11/2017 1-IL
$390 million 3/6/2007 2-GA, NJ
$380 million 1/4/2011 2-ID, WA
$336 million 8/28/2009 2-CA, NY

 

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