$521 million Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs
Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than half a billion dollars is on the table in tonight’s Mega Millions lotto drawing.
No one has won the jackpot in two months.
This is the fourth time in the game’s history that the jackpot has exceeded $500 million. The prize is now worth $521 million, with a cash payout of $317 million before taxes.
The March 27 drawing numbers were 7,25,43,56 and 59 and the Mega Ball was 13. Two tickets in Illinois and New Jersey matched five of the numbers. Those ticket holders won $1 million each.
“Jackpot rolls are always exciting, but surpassing the $500 million mark for only the fourth time is a historic milestone,” Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery gaming director, said in a press release. “Large jackpots like this one capture everyone’s attention, and it would be great to see the roll go on for a while longer. But at the same time, we can’t wait to see someone win.”
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million in March 2012. Three separate winners from Kansas, Maryland and Illinois shared the prize.
The next drawing will be Friday night at 11 p.m. ET.
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