Fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot escalates to $785 Million

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023

JACKSON —  A $100 million increase after the Dec. 30 drawing makes tonight’s Mega Millions® jackpot the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history at an estimated $785 million.

The estimated cash value is $395 million.

This will be the 23rd Mega Millions drawing since the jackpot was last won on Oct. 14 in California and Florida in the amount of $502 million. The jackpot will continue to increase until at least one ticket matches all five numbers and the Mega Ball.

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There are nine different ways to win playing both Mega Millions and Powerball®. Spending the extra dollar to purchase the Megaplier or Power Play or options can multiply non-jackpot winnings.

For the Dec. 27, 2022, Mega Millions drawing, one player from Moss Point won $1 million by matching five out of five white balls. Had the player selected the Megaplier option for an additional dollar, she could have doubled her winnings to $2 million.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, Jan. 4, is an estimated $291 million, with an estimated cash value of $147.9 million; the jackpot for tonight’s Mississippi Match 5 drawing is an estimated $197,000.