Cash is still piling up in the Mega Millions jackpot which now stands at $465 million for tonight’s drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is $250 million.
If a lucky player wins the jackpot, it will be the third largest Mega Millions jackpot won this year. In July, one ticket purchased in Illinois matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win a $1.3 billion jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in October when two winning tickets purchased in Florida and California split the $502 million jackpot.
The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in Michigan in Jan. 2021 when an Oakland County lottery club won $1.05 billion. That jackpot was the largest ever won in Michigan and the fifth largest in U.S. lottery history.
Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a “Megaplier” that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions tickets may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at any of the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.