The Mega Millions 01/19/21 jackpot was the second-largest in history, and 11 individuals came so close to winning it.

Now, the nationwide jackpot has actually risen to $970 million– the second-largest prize in the game’s history.

The Mega Millions jackpot for 01/22/21 is currently approximated at $970 million, which is the second-highest jackpot in the game’s history.
Mega Millions is one of two multi-state lottery game games. Here are tickets from several states– Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi– purchased in February and March. Mega Millions is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. The other multi-state lottery video game is Powerball, which is used Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC

  • $970 million CURRENT JACKPOT
  • $656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  • $648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA
  • $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
  • $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
  • $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
  • $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
  • $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
  • $414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD
  • There was a grand prize winner for $410 million on April 9, 2020, for a ticket that was sold in Arizona.

    The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket offered in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. It was just the 5th, and final, Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.

    Here are the 5 Mega Millions prizes won in 2020:

    $119 million– September 15 in Wisconsin
    $22 million– July 31 in California
    $124 million– July 24 in New Jersey
    $410 million– June 9 in Arizona
    $202 million– February 11 in New Jersey

    Other winners– dating back to 2019– were a $372 million ticket offered in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was offered on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas– a suburban area north of Austin.

    Mega Millions is a multi-state lotto every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America’s 2 most significant lottery prize games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other rewards pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more details on Mega Millions, or to examine your past numbers, visit its website.

    Powerball is the other multi-state lotto, and it likewise begins at $20 million. Its illustrations take place quickly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website to learn more, or to check past winning numbers.

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