Fans of Mega Millions have been waiting some time for a jackpot of this size, with the last sum to reach these dizzying heights coming on 17th December 2013, when the top prize hit $648 million before being claimed by two lucky ticket holders, Ira Curry of Georgia and Steve Tran of California. Although this Friday’s jackpot hasn’t quite overtaken that amount just yet, it may only be a matter of time should the top prize go unclaimed for a 35th straight draw.
Any potential winner of this latest prize would find themselves thrust into the upper echelons of lottery winners from days gone by, brushing shoulders with the likes of renowned Powerball winner Gloria Mackenzie as a member of the $500 million club. In fact, a win on Friday would see the ticket holder receive the-third largest prize in Mega Millions history and the seventh-biggest lottery prize ever, just short of the $564.1 million claimed by three Powerball ticket holders on the 11th February 2015.
There is no doubt that a $508 million jackpot win would prove life-changing; a new house, fresh car, state-of-the-art gadgetry and as many relaxing holidays as you desire could all be yours with a Mega Millions victory. Not only that, but the winner would also claim the largest lottery prize currently on offer anywhere in the world, ahead of both Powerball’s $288 million jackpot and SuperEnalotto’s top prize of €104.7 million.
If you’d like to kick off the weekend with an extra $508 million in your back pocket, simply purchased your Mega Millions tickets from any authorised retailer in participating states or play online from anywhere in the world. Don’t miss out on playing for this sensational sum of cash. Best of luck!