Americans who play in the national Mega Millions lottery can win an incredibly high cash prize on March 30. The jackpot of the Mega Millions lottery stands on the impressive amount of 502 million dollars. Interesting fact: this makes the jackpot of Mega Millions the ninth highest jackpot of all in America.
General information about the draw
The draw of the $ 502 million jackpot will take place on Friday, March 30, at 11:00 p.m. local time. Americans who want to play the lottery buy a lottery ticket of 2 dollars. Of course they can also choose to play with multiple lots. The more lottery tickets they buy, the greater the chance that they will see that incredibly high jackpot appear on your bank account.
The lucky man or woman who wins the jackpot on Friday has two options. He or she can have the amount of $ 502 million paid out in 29 years, but can also opt for a direct cash-out. In the latter case, the cash prize is slightly lower, namely $ 301 million. Still not nothing!
One of the highest jackpots ever
If you win the 502 million dollar jackpot, you can call yourself the winner of the tenth largest jackpot ever in the entire US. The highest jackpot ever was a 1.6 billion dollar jackpot of the Powerball lottery. This jackpot fell on three tickets, in California, Florida and Tennessee.
The second highest jackpot ever was also a jackpot from the Powerball lottery. This jackpot amounted to a whopping 758.7 million dollars and fell on one ticket. Following are jackpots of $ 656 million (Mega Millions), $ 648 million (Mega Millions), $ 590.5 million (Powerball), $ 587.5 million (Powerball), $ 564.1 million (Powerball), 559.7 million dollars (Powerball) and 536 million dollars (Mega Millions). The jackpot of the Mega Millions lottery, which hopefully will fall tomorrow, certainly closes this row with high amounts of money.
If the jackpot does not fall on Friday, March 30, it will be slightly higher. Perhaps the jackpot is then even higher in the rankings.