At $309 million, the next Mega Millions jackpot cracks the top 10

RELEASE DATE: 3/8/2014

The ninth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history will be up for grabs on Tuesday, March 11, as no ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing. The estimated jackpot is now $309 million ($169 million cash option). The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in Tennessee on January 3.

In the March 7 drawing, three tickets matched the first five numbers (11, 13, 51, 57, 69) but fell short of including the Mega Ball of 1. Those tickets, worth $1 million each, were sold in Massachusetts, New York and Texas. A total of 93 Match 5 prizes have been won since the game’s matrix changed last October. Four of those included the optional Megaplier, producing two enhanced prizes of $5 million and one each at $4 million and $3 million.

The $309 million jackpot would rank ninth on the list of top 10 Mega Millions jackpots:

Amount
Date
Winning Tickets
$656 million                  3/30/2012                  3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, GA
$390 million 3/6/2007 2-GA, NJ
$380 million 1/4/2011 2-ID, WA
$336 million 8/28/2009 2-CA, NY
$330 million 8/31/2007 4-MD, NJ, TX, VA
$319 million 3/25/2011 1-NY
$315 million 11/15/2005 1-CA
$309 million 3/11/2014 ?
$294 million 7/2/2004 1-MA


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