Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $667M, the largest in the game's history

Posted at 1:17 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 06:03:00-04

The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at a record $667 million for tonight's drawing. 

The cash option for the jackpot is $380 million.

Lottery officials say this is the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. The biggest one won in 2018 was a $543 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in California won on July 24.

The last Michigan player to win a Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. 

If a Michigan player wins tonight's $667 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in the state and the largest ever Michigan Lottery prize.

Drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening.

Mega Millions tickets for tonight's drawing may be purchased online at and at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.