The Mega Millions jackpot had climbed to an estimated $667 million Tuesday morning, making it the largest grand prize in the game's history hours before the next drawing, according to its website. The numbers for Tuesday night's estimated $667 million grand prize were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday.
The $667 million jackpot is the third-largest grand prize in US history. One of the tickets, sold in Texas, included an optional multiplier that increased the winnings to $5 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 USA states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.
The prize? $900 million, after no one won on Tuesday night.
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The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a hefty $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.
But the jackpot chasers typically emerge when they see the Mega Millions prize tick up and up and up, and they figure, "Hell, why not?" The other eight are million-dollar tickets - two were sold in Pennsylvania and one each in California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York and Kentucky. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017.
And in 2009, Steve Williams of Shenandoah, Virginia, won a Mega Millions jackpot worth a cool $200 million.
Lottery officials urge players to check their tickets. The odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 258,890,850. It's the second largest payout in lottery history.