The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $1.55 billion, making it the largest prize in the game's history and the third-largest in United States history. The prize has been gradually accumulating for months due to 31 consecutive drawings without any winner of the jackpot. The most recent time a person won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 18th.
The chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are approximately 1 in 302 million. The draw for the $1.55 billion jackpot is scheduled for Tuesday night.
The Mega Millions lottery is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Although the jackpot is the largest in the game's history, it is not the largest lottery jackpot ever recorded. The title of the largest lottery jackpot ever recorded belongs to the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016, which was divided among three winners.
In case there is no winner on Tuesday night, the jackpot will keep growing, and it is possible for it to reach higher levels.