The last time it grew to over $250 million was in February of 2008, a year and a half ago. Will you be playing for the tuesday drawing? (Given you're in one of the 12 states where Mega Millions exists). The game is played in: CA, GA, IL, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA. This jackpot would produce a net check of about $119 million!