Mega Millions jackpot surges to $521 million!
RELEASE DATE: 3/30/2018
In advance of a holiday weekend, strong sales have pushed the March 30 Mega Millions jackpot to an estimated $521 million ($317 million cash)! If won, it would be the fourth largest jackpot in the history of the game, and the largest since a $536 million prize was won in Indiana on July 8, 2016.
Exactly six years ago, on March 30, 2012, the largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was won – a $656 million prize shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on January 5 at $451 million; a 20-year-old Florida man claimed that prize as the trustee of Secret 007, LLC.
The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:
|$656 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|$648 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
|$521 million (est)||3/30/2018||?|
|$414 million||3/18/2014||2-FL, MD|
|$390 million||3/6/2007||2-GA, NJ|
|$380 million||1/4/2011||2-ID, WA|
|$336 million||8/28/2009||2-CA, NY|