The Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded $1 billion after Friday night’s draw ended without an overall winner.
Mega Millions said in a release Friday that this is the fourth time in a little more than four years that the top prize has exceeded $1 billion.
Friday’s drawing ended with numbers 3, 20, 46, 59, 63 and Gold Mega Ball 13.
The jackpot is now an estimated $1.1 billion ($568.7 million cash), according to the lottery. If someone wins that amount, it would be the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
The next draw will take place on Tuesday 10 January.
The only Mega Millions jackpots higher than Tuesday’s $1.1 billion are the record $1.537 billion won in South Carolina in 2018 and the $1.337 billion won in Illinois last year, the release said.
But not everyone was a loser on Friday night. The lottery said there were more than 4 million winning tickets at other prize levels, ranging from $2 to $1 million. Five tickets received the $1 million prize by matching all five white balls, with winners in New York, Florida, Maryland and New Jersey.
According to Mega Millions, more than 27 million winning tickets have been sold across 24 drawings since the jackpot was last won on October 14, 2022.