About 280 million tickets were sold before last Friday, none matching the winning mix of 7, 15, 23, 53, 65 and 70 to claim an estimated prize of $1 billion.
The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number.
The US Mega Millions lottery has reached a jackpot of US$1.6 billion (AUS$2.25 billion) as ticket sales have skyrocketed. Mega Millions is now offering a potential prize of $1.6 billion.
That's right. Mega Millions "entered historic territory" Saturday after officials confirmed there were no winners for Friday's drawing.
The jackpot has been rolling every drawing since July 27, when it started at $40 million.
Lottery fever is running rampant, and North Carolina players have as good a chance as anyone at winning the games.
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"It's hard to overstate how exciting this is - but now it's really getting fun", Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, tells CNN.
Both games have been modified in recent years to increase jackpots.
The drawings are held on CW20 around 11 p.m. The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016.
You must match all five numbers plus the Mega number to win the grand prize.
There were a few runner-up prizes handed out, including some $1 million winners in New Jersey and CT. Players have to match five numbers for the million dollar prize.