Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Illinois Lottery: Drawing for Seventh Largest Prize in U.S. History Today

No one claimed the jackpot in Tuesday's Mega-Millions drawing, which means the prize could reach $508 million in the Friday, July 8 drawing.

The winning numbers will be drawn at 10:00 p.m. Central time.

A March 2012 Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million held the record for the largest lotto jackpot in U.S. history until three winners split the almost 1.6 billion Powerball prize in the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing. Mega Millions has awarded 10 jackpots of more than $300 million.

According to officials, the prize ranks as the seventh-largest jackpot in the United States of all lottery games, including Powerball, and is the third-largest prize for the Mega Millions game in its history.

Information provided by Illinois Patch

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