The Mega Millions top prize has risen again to around $640 million after there was no winner of the lottery’s latest giant jackpot.
Late on Friday night, numbers were drawn: 10, 24, 48, 51, 66 and the golden Mega Ball 15.
The estimated $640 million jackpot in the next draw will only be distributed to the winner who chooses an annuity that pays out over 29 years. Nearly all of the top prize winners opted for a cash payout, which is valued at $328 million for Tuesday night’s draw.
The jackpot is the seventh largest in the history of the game, Mega Millions said in a statement.
Four tickets matched all five white balls to receive the second prize tier in the draw. The ticket sold in South Carolina included an optional multiplier, making it worth $2 million. Two tickets in California and one in North Carolina were also tier two winners, according to Mega Millions.
Despite the high odds of playing 1 in 302.6 million, players continue to buy tickets as the size of the top prize grows.
The last time a Mega Millions player won the top prize was on April 18th.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
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