The jackpot for today’s Mega Millions lottery is an estimated $440-million dollars – $247.8-million if the winner takes the cash option. The jackpot may grow even more before the drawing, depending on ticket sales.
The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $20 million and continues to grow each drawing until it’s won – and it’s been growing for 24 straight times since April 19.
Nebraska Lottery Director Brian Rockey tells players it’s important to remember that the odds of winning are 1 in 302 million regardless of how big the jackpot is, how many tickets have been sold, or how many people play Mega Millions.
Rocky says free help for anyone who has a problem with compulsive gambling or knows someone who does is available at problemgambling.nebraska.gov.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record occurred in October 2018 when one winner in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion jackpot.