Mega Millions jackpot grows to third largest with $548M prize

Posted: 8:31 AM, Oct 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-10 09:31:27-04

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $548 million ($309.2 million in cash), the third largest jackpot in the history of the game, after Tuesday night’s drawing.

According to the Mega Millions website , the jackpot has been growing since it was last won on July 24. Since that time, there have been 22 consecutive games without a jackpot win.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot was won back in 2012 by players in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. The jackpot at that time was $656 million.

The next drawing of the Mega Millions will take place on Friday, October 12. During Tuesday’s drawing several tickets won cash prizes with a combined total of $1,494,695. Mega Millions says that during the current jackpot run, over 14.8 million winning tickets at all prize levels have been sold.