Since there was no winner of the lottery’s most recent massive jackpot, the Mega Millions payout has increased to an estimated $1.35 billion.
Late on Tuesday night, the following numbers were drawn: 7, 13, 14, 15, 18, and gold Mega Ball 9.
According to a statement released by Mega Millions on early Wednesday, the new jackpot drawing on Friday night will mark another significant turning point for the game.
According to a statement from Pat McDonald, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of the Ohio lottery, the Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $1.35 billion.
It is now the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
According to Mega Millions, the $1.53 billion jackpot won in South Carolina in 2018 is the only Mega Millions jackpot greater than Friday’s reward.
A single ticket in California won the $2.04 billion Powerball prize in November, the highest jackpot ever won in the United States.
Only the winner of the estimated $1.35 billion jackpot in the following drawing, who selects an annuity spread over 29 years, would get a payout.
The anticipated $707.9 million cash reward for Friday night’s drawing is what almost all grand prize winners choose to accept.
Since the last time a player correctly matched all six numbers and won the jackpot, there have been 25 drawings spread out over three months.
Despite the game’s low likelihood of 1 in 302.6 million, participants keep buying tickets as the grand prize’s value increases.
Along with Washington, D.C., and the United States, Mega Millions is played in 45 other states. Caribbean islands.