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.

Mega Millions Multi-State Lottery
Mega Millions is among two multi-state lottery game games. Here are tickets from several states– Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi– bought in February and March. Mega Millions is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. The other multi-state lotto game is Powerball, which is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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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

  • $850 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
  • 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.

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