Will Someone Win Tonight’s $1.25 billion Mega Millions Jackpot?

Will Someone Win Tonight’s $1.25 billion Mega Millions Jackpot?

Will Someone Win Tonight’s $1.25 billion Mega Millions Jackpot?

The fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history could be won tonight. An incredible top prize of $1.25 billion is being played for this evening with a cash value of $625.3 million. Will a ticket bought from Lottery24 win this incredible amount?

It can be won

This is the second time in 2023 that the Mega Millions jackpot has been over $1 billion. While there are huge odds on successfully matching the five main numbers and the Mega Ball, winning the jackpot is possible. In fact, twice this year there have been jackpot wins in successive draws.

It was on January 13 of this year that a single ticket won a $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot.  That ticket was sold in the US state of Maine and the win has been claimed. The win was claimed by LaKoma Island Investments LLC who accepted the windfall as a one-off pre-tax payment of $723,564,144.  It was the first time that the Mega Millions jackpot had been won by a ticket sold in that state.

The January 2023 win was the second largest in Mega  Millions history. It was just ahead of the $1.337 billion that was won in July of last year. On that occasion, the winning ticket was sold in Illinois. It was purchased by two players who decided to take the one-off lump sum payment and shared $780.5 million before the taxman took their share.

Record win

What’s the largest ever Mega Millions win? Well, the record goes to the $1.537 billion jackpot won five years ago. The October 28 top prize was won by a ticket sold in South Carolina. That draw saw the cash value of the jackpot being $913.7 million. We don’t know who the lucky winner was. 

Not since April 18 has the Mega Millions jackpot been won. A couple more rollovers and next week will see the largest ever top prize. It still has a way to go to become the largest US lottery jackpot. That was the $2.048 billion Powerball jackpot won last November.

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