With no grand prize winner for months now, tonight's Mega Millions jackpot has soared to a near record-setting $810-million. “How big is it?” This counts as the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Oh, and after taxes?
The cash option works out to just over $470-million. Before you get too excited, consider that the odds of you winning are pretty bleak. In fact, you’re 20 times more likely to be struck by lightning than winning.
To review, the largest jackpots (before this one) were: $1.6-billion back in January 2016, $1.5B in October 1028 and $1B in January 2021.
Source: Mega Millions