Mega Millions Jackpot An Estimated $440-M

      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

     The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record occurred in October 2018 when one winner in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion jackpot.