Strong sales push Mega Millions jackpot to $393 million

RELEASE DATE: 8/10/2017

The excitement is building! The estimated Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, August 11, is now a whopping $393 million ($246 million cash). If won, that would be the fifth largest jackpot in the 15 year 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:

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
$414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, MD
$393 million (est) 8/11/2017 ?
$390 million 3/6/2007 2-GA, NJ
$380 million 1/4/2011 2-ID, WA
$336 million 8/28/2009 2-CA, NY
$330 million 8/31/2007 4-MD, NJ, TX, VA
$326 million 11/4/2014 1-NY

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