No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing on Friday night, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion on Tuesday.
No one correctly picked all six numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions draw, setting up a record-breaking jackpot of $1.6 billion on Tuesday.
The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.
The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.
Tuesday’s total would eclipse the record U.S. lottery prize of $1.58 billion, given away in a Powerball jackpot drawing in 2016.
“Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it’s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record,” said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. “It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is — but now it’s really getting fun.”
While there was no jackpot winner on Friday, lottery officials said there were 15 ‘second-tier’ winning tickets of at least $1 million.
Over the years, various lotteries have been making their games harder to win, thus leading to more bigger, attention-grabbing prizes.