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.

Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses $1 Billion After No Winners in Friday's Draw