Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million - The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $290 million for Tuesday’s drawing.
If there is a single winner in Tuesday night’s drawing, it will be the largest lottery payout to one person in U.S. history. A winner choosing the cash option would take home $182 million.
Most large lottery prizes are split up among several winners. The largest jackpot ever was a $390 million prize in March 2007 that was split between two ticket holders.
The largest Powerball jackpot — $365 million — was divided among eight Nebraska meat packers in 2006. In 2008, Robert and Tonya Harris of Portal, Ga., claimed a $275 million Mega Millions jackpot and took home $167 million.
Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million