On 20 February 2017 14:39:06 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,014,208 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 202nd overall.
The discovery was made by Wolfgang Schmidt (Artist) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 @ 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 54 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Wolfgang is a member of the Special: Off-Topic team.
The prime was verified on 21 February 2017, 15:15:01 UTC by Hans-Jürgen Bergelt (Hans-Jürgen Bergelt) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition. This computer took about 2 hours 26 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Hans-Jürgen is a member of the SETI.Germany team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.