Mega Millions® Jackpot 2nd Largest Ever; Please Play Responsibly

Mega Millions logoThe Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for several 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 29 consecutive drawings since April 30 without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Friday, July 29 drawing to $1.28 billion or $747.2 million with the cash option selected.

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

Published on 06/23/2022