RELEASE DATE: 6/22/2016
The excitement is building as the Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb. After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night – 6, 13, 21, 49 and 50, plus the Mega Ball 10 – the jackpot rolls to an estimated $363 million ($244 million cash) for the next drawing on Friday, June 24. That’s the sixth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history! And it’s the biggest prize offered in the game since March 18, 2014, when two tickets (sold in Florida and Maryland) shared a $414 million jackpot.
In the June 21 drawing, there were almost 3.4 million winning tickets sold, including two Match 5 winning tickets worth $1 million each in Michigan and Texas.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in Washington on March 8 at $157 million. Since that time, there have been 40 Match 5 winning tickets worth $1 million or more and a total of 48.3 million winning tickets at all prize levels.
The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million – three tickets shared that jackpot on March 30, 2012. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013. Only three other jackpots have been higher than Friday’s estimated prize – $414 million (two winners on March 18, 2014), $390 million (two winners on March 6, 2007) and $380 million (two winners on January 4, 2011). The most won on a single ticket was $326 million on November 4, 2014.
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