On 2 November 2017, 16:43:22 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,035,606 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 208th overall.
The discovery was made by Lukáš Hron (LookAS) of the Czech Republic using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10. This computer took about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Lukáš is a member of the Czech National Team.
The prime was verified on 2 November 2017, 21:52:50 UTC by PrimeGrid user “BarryAZ” of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz with 10GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7. This computer took about 1 hour 9 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. BarryAZ is a member of the BOINC Synergy team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.