You can still become a Mega Millions billionaire.
Nobody matched the six numbers — 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and Mega Ball 9 — to win the $1.1 billion jackpot on Tuesday night, which means the prize will continue to grow.
According to the Mega Millions website, when the numbers are drawn again Friday night, the jackpot will be worth approximately $1.35 billion, the second-highest top prize in the game’s history. Since October 14, the jackpot has been growing.
The $1.1 billion jackpot won on Tuesday was the third-largest in Mega Millions history, trailing only the $1.5 billion won in October 2018 and the $1.3 billion won in July 2022.
The largest lottery jackpot paid in the United States was the result of a Powerball draw in November, which was worth $2.04 billion in cash.
A winner would have been given the option of accepting 30 annuity payments totaling the jackpot’s cash value of $1.1 billion, or accepting an immediate payment of $576.8 million. Those figures will rise ahead of Friday’s draw.
According to personal finance and tax advice platform Kiplinger, the latter “lump sum” option includes 24% automatically withheld by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, with more potentially owed in taxes at year’s end depending on a winner’s filing status and claims.
According to the publication, under that “lump sum” option, the most money a winner was likely to receive from the jackpot was very close to one-third of the $1.1 billion, $363.4 million. This figure is likely to rise slightly on Friday.