Look what 2019 is bringing to town. The Mega Millions jackpot for the New Year's Day drawing will be worth an estimated $425 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $40 million and continues to grow by at least $5 million each drawing until a winner puts a stop to it.
There have been 19 consecutive drawings since October 26, 2018, without a jackpot winner. That run has pumped-up the pot for Tuesday, January 1 to that $425 mark or $254.6 million with the cash option selected. This is 8th-largest jackpot in the game's history.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record was tapped in October 2018 when one winning ticket was sold in South Carolina for a $1.537 billion jackpot. That one is still shrouded in mystery. The prize has not yet been claimed.