Mega Millions® Jackpot Continues to Grow; Please Play Responsibly

Mega Millions logoThe Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for almost three months. Because of the high jackpot, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.

The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $20 million and continues to grow each drawing until it is won. There have been 26 consecutive drawings since October 26, 2021, without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, January 25 drawing to $396 million or $273.6 million with the cash option selected.

This jackpot run has produced four big Mega Millions winners in Nebraska.

  • A $10,000 Mega Millions winning ticket for the November 12 drawing was sold at Pump & Pantry #06, 3355 W Stolley Park Road in Grand Island.
  • A $30,000 Mega Millions with Megaplier winning ticket for the November 16 drawing was sold at Russ's Market #16, 4400 S 33rd Street Court in Lincoln.
  • A $20,000 Mega Millions with Megaplier winning ticket for the November 30 drawing was sold at Hy-Vee Food Store #1620, 2501 Cornhusker Plaza in South Sioux City.
  • A $10,000 Mega Millions winning ticket for the January 7 drawing was sold at Quik Trip #587, 4404 N 72nd Street in Omaha.

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

Play Responsibly

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, free help is available at problemgambling.nebraska.gov.


Published on 01/12/2022