Jan 22, 2021
This is only the second time that the advertised Mega Millions jackpot has reached the $1 billion mark.
The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was over $1 billion was back in 2016. There have been no Colorado Mega Millions jackpot winners to date. Maybe tonight is the night!
- The estimated annuity jackpot for the Friday, January 22 drawing has been raised to $1 BILLION with an estimated cash value of $739.6 million. If won, it would be the 2nd-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the 3rd-largest in U.S. lottery history, trailing only the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 and the $1.537 Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.
- This is the second time that the advertised jackpot has reached the $1 billion mark. The first time was prior to the October 19, 2018 drawing ($1 billion). If there is no jackpot winner in the January 22 drawing, the jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, January 26 will roll to an estimated annuity value of $1.1 billion. ($813.6 million cash option).
- Last Mega Millions jackpot hit: $120 million ($95.4 million cash) on September 15 in Racine, Wisconsin.
- This is the longest Mega Millions jackpot roll. The January 22 drawing will be the 37th since the last time the Mega Millions jackpot was hit. Previously, the longest roll in the game’s history ended on July 8, 2016, when a $536 million jackpot was hit on the 35th drawing.
- In the 36 drawings since the last jackpot hit (September 18 draw through January 19 draw), there have been 35,395,440 total winning tickets across all nine prize tiers.
- Based on our estimate of sales, the coverage (the percentage of all possible number combinations played) for the January 22 drawing is expected to be 40%.