On 24 August 2017 11:36:16 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,030,185 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 200th overall.
The discovery was made by Jochen Beck (dh1saj) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 19 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Jochen is a member of the SETI.Germany team.
The prime was verified on 24 August 2017 20:58:29 UTC by Gerrit Slomma (roadrunner_gs) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz with 6GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 44 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Gerrit is a member of the Special: Off-Topic team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.