Mega Millions have guaranteed a $121 million jackpot for tonight's drawing. Wouldn't it be a great help for anyone in the challenging times? Mega Millions realizes that you are now likely to be dealing with significant disruption to your usual living routines and that this will be impacting on your access to playing your favorite games. Lottery staff has looked into the ways to provide more opportunities for those affected by the virus limitations and reviewed the game making it more inclusive to everyone.
The Mega Millions announced today that the starting jackpot for the game had been lowered and the subsequent starting jackpots, as well as jackpot increases, will be set on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The Mega Millions top prize for tonight's drawing is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is taken, it will reset to $20 million for the next game on Tuesday. With no winner tonight, the lottery jackpot will roll to $127 million. Before the new rules were introduced, the lottery jackpot started at $40 million, and the minimum jackpot increase was set at $5 million for each game.
"The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global pandemic," explained Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. "The value of the Mega Millions jackpot is based on projected sales, and typical sales patterns have been altered because the current health crisis has required people to stay home," he added. "We are concerned, first and foremost, with everyone's health and well-being. Meanwhile, these adjustments will allow the states and jurisdictions that sell Mega Millions' tickets to continue generating much-needed revenue to support state budgets."