Mega Millions jackpot to $346 million!
RELEASE DATE: 8/5/2017
The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow! No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night, August 4 – the white balls 9, 17, 25, 63 and 71, plus the Mega Ball 4. The jackpot for next Tuesday, August 8, will be an estimated $346 million ($216 million cash), the seventh largest jackpot in the 15-year history of the game!
One ticket, sold in Michigan, matched the five white balls to win $1 million Friday night. It’s Michigan’s third $1 million Mega Millions winner in the past month; one was claimed by a lucky player from Canada.
Last summer’s $536 million jackpot, won July 8, 2016, in Indiana, was the third largest Mega Millions jackpot in history and the most ever awarded to a single winner. The second highest was $648 million on December 17, 2013, with winners in California and Georgia. The record jackpot was $656 million on March 30, 2012, a prize that was split by three winners, one each in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
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.
As this jackpot run progresses, to date there have been more than 42.4 million prizes won at all levels since April 28, including 47 prizes of $1 million or more. Since January 1, more than 84.8 million winning tickets have been sold; 75 of those have been worth $1 million or more.
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