The Mega Millions jackpot is now at its second-highest reward in history. If no one wins the Mega Millions grand reward of $850 million on 1/19/21, then the following jackpot will likely top $1 billion for the second time in its history.
The Powerball jackpot is now $730 million after no one won the $640 million on Saturday. The brand-new Powerball prize is now the fourth-highest in that video game’s history, and it’s simply 28 million dollars behind the next-highest prize ever won.
As ridiculously-large as both of those jackpots are, if you added them together, they ‘d still be simply the second-highest prize for Powerball, and would barely be the leading Mega Millions jackpot ever. Separately, they’re both still in the leading 5 all-time jackpots of their respective video games, however.
This brings up the concern: What are the greatest lottery rewards from the two greatest games in the United States? Here are your answers for each game.
The top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:
537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
Mega Millions is a multi-state lotto every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America’s two biggest lottery prize video games. Mega Millions prizes begin at $20 million, and other rewards pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier.
Tuesday night’s 01/19/21 jackpot is worth $850 million, with a cash-value option of $6282 million.
Here are the all-time top Powerball jackpot rewards
1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee
2. $7684 million (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin
3. $7587 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket offered in Massachusetts
4. $730 million– PRESENT PRIZE
5. $6878 million (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Iowa and one sold in New York
6. $5905 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida
7. $5875 million (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one offered in Missouri and one offered in Arizona
8. $5641 million (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets offered in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico
Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Wednesday and Saturday, and one of America’s 2 most significant lotto jackpot games. Powerball jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can inspect the numbers for tonight, or any previous winning numbers, on the main Powerball website.
Wednesday night’s 01/20/21 Powerball jackpot is approximated at $730 million, with a cash alternative worth $5460 million.