Jumping Jackpot: Mega Millions Vaults to $830 Million
JACKSON, MISS. – Driven by a flurry of sales across the nation, tonight’s Mega Millions® drawing boasts a top prize estimated at $830 million.
The lump sum value of the jackpot is an estimated $487.9 million. Meanwhile, Wednesday’s Powerball® jackpot rolled to $145 million, and tonight’s Mississippi Match 5 estimated jackpot is worth $336,000.
If won tonight, it will be the jackpot with the third largest Mega Millions jackpot prize, and the fourth largest jackpot ever since the inception of Mega Millions and Powerball.
Even if they don’t win the top prize, players participating in the Mega Millions game have the option to increase their winnings in second-tier prizes by adding the Megaplier to their purchase. For $1 more per play, players can increase their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or even five times.