Mega Millions Rollovers And Historic Jackpots:
Mega Millions held the record for the largest draw in the world for 3 years until Powerball overtook it. Mega Millions now holds the record for the second largest lottery in the world - $1.537 billion which drew on 23rd October 2018. Mega Millions is no new arrival to giant jackpots though, with a rich tradition of paying out large sums of money to winners.
- $1.537 billion USD won on October 23, 2018 – the largest jackpot in the world, ever! The historic jackpot had one winning ticket holder.
- $656 million USD won on March 30, 2012 – this jackpot was shared by three winning ticket holders.
- $648 million USD won on December 17, 2013, after twenty-two weeks of rollovers! It was shared between two lucky ticket holders.
- $536 million USD won on July 8, 2016 – the prize was won by one lucky ticketholder in Indiana.
As with the USA Powerball, Mega Millions offers both a cash or an annuity prize option. The annuity provides annual payments over a 30-year period. Payment of winnings for both USA lotteries is subject to federal and applicable state taxes deducted from them.