One of the biggest jackpots in American history would become huge because there were no winners for the $ 750 million top prize of Mega Millions on Friday. The numbers were 3, 11, 12, 38, 43 with a mega ball of 15, and would have marked the fifth largest jackpot ever drawn.
Mega Millions estimated that its next top prize would be $ 850 million, the third-largest prize ever. The drawing is on Tuesday.
Lottery players still have a chance to win big with Saturday’s drawing for the $ 640 million Powerball Top Prize, the eighth-largest jackpot. The chances of winning are one in 292.2 million.
It has been almost two years since the lottery jackpot has grown so much. No one has won the game’s top award in months.
Listed jackpot amounts refer to winners who select annuities that are paid over 30 years. The winners almost always choose the cash prize, which will be $ 478.7 million for Powerball. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $ 628.2 million.
Both Mega Millions and Powerballs are played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball is also offered in Puerto Rico.