Mega Millions jackpot increased to $350 million!
RELEASE DATE: 8/8/2017
Due to strong sales with the largest Mega Millions jackpot on offer since last summer, the estimated jackpot for tonight’s drawing has been increased to $350 million ($218 million cash). If won, it would be the seventh largest prize in the history of the game.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on April 28, when David Trapp won a $61 million prize in California. Two other jackpots have also been awarded this year – $191 million to Jack Freney, also in California, and $177 million to Texan Eliberto Cantu with a ticket he purchased in Arkansas.
The top ten Mega Millions jackpots to date are:
|$656 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|$648 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
|$414 million||3/18/2014||2-FL, MD|
|$390 million||3/6/2007||2-GA, NJ|
|$380 million||1/4/2011||2-ID, WA|
|$350 million (est)||8/8/2017||?|
|$336 million||8/28/2009||2-CA, NY|
|$330 million||8/31/2007||4-MD, NJ, TX, VA|