January 4, 2011
Tonight’s Mega Millions® Jackpot Is at $355 Million
Strong Mega Millions® sales have pushed the jackpot up once again for tonight’s drawing. The jackpot is now at an estimated $355 million! If the jackpot gets hit tonight, it will be the 2nd largest jackpot in Mega Millions® history.
There have been 15 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner since the current run started on November 12, 2010.
If the jackpot gets hit tonight and the winner chooses the annuity option, the $355 million jackpot would be paid over 26 years. If the winner chooses the cash option, the lump sum payment is estimated at $224.2 million.
All players should sign the back of their tickets immediately upon purchase so no one else can wrongfully claim their prize.
In addition to the rapidly growing jackpot, the subsidiary prizes, ranging up to $250,000, have many players opting for the Megaplier® feature, which for an extra $1 per wager, can multiply the prize amount to up to $1,000,000.