Tuesday's Mega Millions Jackpot makes big jump

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New York's Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $512,000,000

$19 Million boost makes it the fifth largest Mega jackpot in game history

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - The estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, July 24 Mega Millions drawing has increased from $493 million to $512 million, making it the fifth richest jackpot in game history. The cash value of tomorrow’s $512 million jackpot is $303.4 million.

On March 30, 2012, the record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Just behind that is a $648 pot won in California and Georgia on December 17, 2013. The third largest prize in the game’s history was won by an Indiana family on July 8, 2016, and that remains the largest jackpot won by a single ticket.

The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:

Amount

Date

Winning Tickets

$656 million 3/30/2012

$648 million 12/17/2013

$536 million 7/8/2016

$533 million 3/30/2018

$512 million(est) 7/24/2018


The largest Mega Millions jackpot remains $390 million; won by players in Idaho and Washington in 2011.The largest Mega Millions jackpot paid to a New Yorker to date is $319 million. The jackpot was claimed by a group of state workers from the Capital Region.

If no one matches all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in tomorrow night's drawing, the jackpot will continue to grow.

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