Mega Millions Jackpot Hits New Record

For weeks we’ve been talking about the big US Multi-state jackpots and now the Mega Millions has hit the big news with a new record jackpot worth a staggering $1.6 billion, the biggest jackpot the lottery has seen in its entire history.

On Friday night the Mega Millions jackpot hit a billion dollars, creating a frenzy of ticket sales across America. Lottery fever is sweeping the country, but despite record ticket sales no one matched all the winning numbers and it’s rolled again. Now it’s hit $1.6 billion, the biggest jackpot ever seen in the USA.

It beats the previous record set in 2016 when three players split a ticket worth $1.58 billion. This was shared between players in Tennessee, Florida, and California. If won by a single player it will also beat the biggest single prize, a $757,800,000 prize paid out to Mavis Wanczyk from Massachusetts in 2017. It’s such a huge jackpot the sum is virtually unimaginable and will make the next big winner, or winners very popular indeed.

The Mega Millions lottery is played in 44 states of the US and players in those states will no doubt be racking up tickets in time for the next draw, which takes place on Tuesday evening. But the Mega Millions isn’t the only big jackpot up for grabs right now.

The Powerball jackpot has also been climbing for weeks, and this is now up to $620,000,000 for the next draw. Together, the two multi-state jackpots boast more than $2 billion and lottery fever is likely to continue across all the eligible states until both jackpots are won. We’ll certainly be watching with interest.

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