Mega Millions Tops $400 Million Jackpot Record
TRENTON (Dec. 31, 2020) – With the Mega Millions jackpot rolling to $401 million for Friday’s drawing and Powerball hitting $384 million for Saturday night’s drawing, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey has some advice for lottery players, “Anything can happen in Jersey, so don’t miss out on this opportunity for your chances at two big jackpots as we celebrate the new year. It only takes one ticket to get in a game.”
The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was over $400 million was June 9, 2020, when a single ticket in Arizona hit the $410 million prize.
Playing the lottery is a form of entertainment and so players are urged to keep in mind the importance of playing responsibly!
Friday’s $401 million Mega Millions drawing will be held at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate in the drawing. The $384 million Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday, January 2nd at 10:59 pm.