There was no big winner last night in the Mega Millions lottery.
The lottery reward increased to an estimated $1.1 billion ahead of the next drawing on Tuesday night because no one could match all six numbers and win the estimated $940 million jackpot.
The award is now the third largest in American history.
Late Friday, the following numbers were drawn: 3, 20, 46, 59, 63, and gold Mega Ball 13.
There have been 24 drawings with no jackpot winner for over two months.
The game’s high odds of 1 in 302.6 million are partly to blame for the dismal streak.
For a winner who selects an annuity paid annually over 29 years, the new estimated prize of $1.1 billion is available.
The cash option for Tuesday night’s drawing will be estimated at $568.7 million and is typically chosen by grand prize winners.
Mega Millions recently surpassed the $1 billion milestone once more.
As the lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium and the director of the Ohio lottery, Pat McDonald stated in a statement early on Saturday, “It’s especially gratifying to watch the jackpot expand throughout the holidays and into the new year.
We advise our players to stick to their enjoyment budget and take pleasure in this jackpot run alongside us as the prize climbs.
According to Mega Millions, the only jackpots bigger than the anticipated $1.1 billion opportunity on Tuesday were the $1.53 billion prize in South Carolina in 2018 and the $1.33 billion winning ticket purchased in Illinois in July.
Elijah Kouza, assistant manager of Buscemi’s convenience store in Livonia, Michigan, said the Mega Millions jackpot brought numerous customers before Friday night’s draw.
Kouza anticipated significantly higher Mega Millions ticket sales than the 20 to 25 typically sold on a Friday because the $940 million prize was widely touted at the retailer.
Along with Washington, D.C., and the United States, Mega Millions is played in 45 other states. Caribbean islands.