Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Mega Millions' $654M prize is fourth-largest in US history

Mega Millions' $654M prize is fourth-largest in US history

"It's so exciting for our players, and all of us, to see the Mega Millions jackpot getting so close to an all-time record level, ' said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Consortium and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming".

Mega Millions is not the only game in town.

That amount makes the latest jackpot the second-largest prize in Mega Millions history, coming in just behind 2012's record-breaking $656 million jackpot.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at $345 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached more than half a billion dollars!

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The last time Mega Millions was this big, it was only worth $2 million more. No one won Saturday night's jackpot; the winning numbers were 11-14-32-43-65 and a Powerball of 15. They're stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million.

And Friday's Mega Millions wasn't a complete bust.

Before claiming the prize, the lucky victor must first sign the back of the ticket to prove ownership. A record $3.62 million jackpot was claimed July 29, 2017.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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