After another draw without a winner on Wednesday, the enormous Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $640 million.
Tuesday night’s lottery drawing resulted in no one taking home the top prize, making a streak of 21 draws without a match of all six numbers.
On Friday night, there will be another drawing.
The enormous jackpot was won on November 8 in California, less than two months after the winner of the highest lottery prize in history, a $2.04 billion Powerball award.
That huge winner hasn’t come out to accept the award yet.
Simple odds mean there are few winners, which accounts for all the enormous prizes, and extended streaks of lottery failure cause jackpots to increase steadily week after week.
One in 302.6 million people can win the Mega Millions jackpot.
The $640 million announced jackpot is for a winner who receives annual installments over a 29-year annuity.
The average winner chooses the cash option, which will cost $328.3 million for Friday’s drawing.
Along with Washington, D.C., and the United States, Mega Millions is played in 45 states. Caribbean islands.