Second largest in Mega Millions History
The prospect of winning the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history has dreamers lining up in droves to purchase their Mega Millions tickets. The onslaught of Mega Millions players and better-than-estimated sales, resulted in the jackpot increasing from an already staggering $325 million to $333 million for tonight’s drawing, with a cash option amount of $210.4 million. If there is no jackpot winner in this evening’s Mega Millions game, the jackpot will likely roll to a new world record for the largest jackpot ever.
March 2007’s $390 million Mega Millions jackpot currently holds the record for the world’s largest. The biggest jackpot in Maryland, $183 million, was won in June 2003 by Bernadette Gietka, from Baltimore County. The jackpot has been rolling since July 7, 2009 when a $133 million winning ticket was won in New York.
The multi-state Mega Millions game is played in Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, Texas and California. The numbers for Mega Millions can be seen on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:22 pm on WBAL-TV, channel 11.