Jackpot Increased to Estimated $330 Million For Tuesday's Drawing

RELEASE DATE: 1/3/2011

Mega Millions is the hottest ticket around. The brisk sales across the nation have prompted officials in the Mega Millions states to increase their estimate of the Tuesday, January 4 drawing to $330 million.

There was no jackpot winner in the December 31 drawing, but 3.1 million tickets won prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million. Mega Millions holds the record for the largest jackpot ever in North America: $390 million on March 6, 2007. 

Mega Millions is currently played in 42 jurisdictions (41 states plus the District of Columbia). Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 10:00 p.m. Central Time; 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time and 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.