The estimated annuity value of the jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions Drawing has been increased to $1 billion. As the largest jackpot in the game’s history, it is the first to top the $1 billion mark. The cash value of the jackpot will be $565.6 million.
The previous high Mega Millions jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March of 2012.
NY Mega Millions Fast Facts:
$6.82 billion – Total ticket sales in New York since NY’s first Mega Millions draw in 2002.
$2.389 billion – Total New York Aid to Education generated by Mega Millions ticket sales.
36 – Number of New York Mega Millions Jackpot winners since 2002.
$3.192 billion – Amount paid to those 36 winners.
$326 million – Largest Mega Millions jackpot won by a New York resident.
$405.1 million – Amount won by 1,549 second prize winners.
10:45 p.m. – Time that ticket sales ends tonight.
$2 – Ticket price.
1- First Mega Millions jackpot of $1 billion. Previous high was $656 million in 2012.