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:

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
$521 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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