Wisconsin Lottery: Megabucks jackpot at record high — $21.4 million!

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MADISON (WITI) – The Wisconsin Lottery has announced its Megabucks jackpot is currently at a record high of $21.4 million for its next drawing on Saturday, May 16th.

The Megabucks game started in Wisconsin in 1992, and the last time the jackpot was this large was in 2001.

Wisconsin is the only state that offers the Megabucks game.

If a winner of the $21.4 million jackpot were to choose the cash payout, the lump sum would be $15.2 million.

Megabucks drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Largest Megabucks Jackpots

August 25, 2001 $20.3 million
May 10, 1997 $16.5 million
February 23, 1994 $15.7 million
October 18, 2006 $15.4 million
July 14, 2007 $14.6 million
January 14, 2012 $14.4 million

How to Play Megabucks

  1. Choose six (6) different numbers from 1 – 49.  You will receive two plays for $1.
  2. You must purchase your ticket by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday or Saturday to be included in that night’s drawing.
  3. Sign your ticket and check it as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Wisconsin Lottery’s Megabucks game.