A colossal Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs!. The enormous money pot is at least $221 million — but could be even richer by tonight’s draw. The jackpot has been on a roll since November 4 when it was hit for $326 million. Will it go that high again? Hey, only Lady Luck knows. Since the Mega Millions game began in 2002, 11 jackpots have been won in January. In fact, since 2005 someone has scored a Mega Millions jackpot in January. So if you feel lucky, now might be the time to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket.