Friday the 13th might be considered unlucky, but on Friday, July 13, Nebraska Lottery players have the chance to win a record Mega Millions jackpot. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.
The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $40 million and continues to grow by at least $5 million each drawing until it is won. There have been 19 consecutive drawings since May 8, 2018, without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Friday, July 13 drawing to $340 million or $204.8 million with the cash option selected. This is the 10th-largest jackpot in the game's history.
Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery encourages customers to play within their means. “It’s important for Nebraska Lottery players to remember that no matter how large the Mega Millions jackpot is, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302 million,” said Lottery Director Brian Rockey. “Your odds of winning remain the same, regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play.” If you or someone you know has a problem with compulsive gambling, please call the Nebraska Problem Gambling Help Line toll free at 800-522-4700.