Published: August 6, 2023

A Potential Record Mega Millions® Jackpot Set for August 8!

RELEASE DATE: 8/4/2023

With ever-growing excitement around the country, the estimated jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions® drawing has been increased to $1.35 billion ($659.5 million cash). If won at that level, it would be the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, below only the record $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

Friday night’s drawing will be conducted as usual at the WSB-TV studio in Atlanta, Georgia, at 11 p.m. Eastern time. Soon afterwards, the draw video will be available through the Mega Millions website.

The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in New York on April 18. We remind players to check their tickets – there are eight prize tiers in addition to the jackpot. In the August 1 drawing alone, there were 4,904,910 winning tickets across all tiers; in this entire jackpot run, there have been more than 31.3 million winning Mega Millions tickets at all prize levels.

Tickets for the $2 game are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In most jurisdictions, players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 to multiply their non-jackpot prizes. Half of the proceeds from the sale of each Mega Millions ticket remains in the state where the ticket was sold, where the money supports designated good causes and retailer commissions.

See the complete Mega Millions jackpot history.

The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:

Amount Date Winning Tickets
$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
$1.350 billion (est) 8/4/2023 ?
$1.348 billion 1/13/2023 1-ME
$1.337 billion 7/29/2022 1-IL
$1.050 billion 1/22/2021 1-MI
$656 million                  3/30/2012                  3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, GA
$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
$533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ



Mega Millions national media contacts:
Tandi Reddick, Georgia Lottery Corp., (404) 215-5019
J.B. Landroche, Georgia Lottery Corp., (404) 215-5014$1-35-Billion!.aspx

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