The Mega Millions jackpot has been increased to $520 million for tonight’s drawing, while the Powerball jackpot is $470 million for Saturday night’s drawing. The increased Mega Millions jackpot is now the 8th largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

Playing the lottery is a form of entertainment and so players are urged to keep in mind the importance of playing responsibly. Please remember to stay safe and socially distant if you choose to purchase lottery tickets and be sure to wear a mask and wash your hands.

Friday’s $520 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 $470 million Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday, January 9th at 10:59 pm.