On 27 May 2017, 18:34:13 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,023,430 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 202nd overall.
The discovery was made by Eric Eskam (Doc No) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 17 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Eric is a member of the Heinlein Fans team.
The prime was verified on 27 May 2017, 20:33:53 UTC by Amy Chambers (Buckeye74) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 15 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Amy is a member of the Sigma Omicron Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.