Oct. 23, 2018 – Salem, Ore. Thanks to the world’s largest lottery jackpot of all time, players in Oregon and across the country are dreaming of a $1.6 billion win!

The drawing is tonight at 7:59 p.m. Players can buy tickets up to 7 p.m.

Mega Millions Fast Facts

  • Mega Millions is made up of 46 lotteries (44 states, District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Across all 46 lotteries taking part in Mega Millions, there were over 12.4 million winning tickets in the Friday, Oct. 19 drawing
  • In Oregon alone, there were over 116,000 winning Mega Millions tickets ranging from $10,000 to $2 for the Oct. 19 drawing
  • There are two options for players to choose from to take the prize: 
    • Annuity prize: $1.6 billion jackpot 30-year annuity prize is an average of over $36 million each year (after taxes)
    • Cash prize: $1.6 billion jackpot cash prize is over $615 million (after taxes)
  • The Oregon Lottery began offering Mega Millions in March 2010
  • Oregon has not had a Mega Millions jackpot winner
  • There have been seven $1 million prize winners in Oregon
  • Since 2010 there have been over $83 million in Mega Millions prizes in Oregon
  • The Oregon Lottery’s Friday, Oct. 19 Mega Millions sales of over $3.5 million were the second highest Mega Millions daily sales ever
  • The Oregon Lottery’s #1 sales day for Mega Millions of $3.8 million was in March 2012
  • Since 2010, Mega Millions has had over $164 million in sales in Oregon
  • The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:59 p.m.