Early August saw a $1.58 billion Mega Millions winner. It broke the October 2018 record of $1.54 billion.
The current Mega Millions jackpot is the sixth to reach $1 billion and the second-largest ever won.
“There’s always an air of excitement around the country when Mega Millions jackpots soar,” Mega Millions Consortium lead director Gretchen Corbin said.
“The growing jackpot entertains and rewards players while raising funds for each lottery's good causes.”
A South Carolina player won $1.537 billion in October 2018, the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever.
Mega Ball’ number from 1 to 25. All six drawn numbers must match to win the prize.