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

Posted at 8:31 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last 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.