The Mega Millions jackpot rose to $785 million on Tuesday, the 4th largest prize in gaming history

Update: Updated at 9:35 AM Jan 3rd: Corrected to include Tuesday draw information after no one won Friday’s jackpot.

With no major winners on Friday, the inaugural 2023 Mega Millions jackpot will be the fourth largest in the game’s history.

Tuesday’s draw has an estimated prize of $785 million.

After no ticket matched all six numbers in Friday’s draw, the jackpot increased by approximately $145 million. The winning numbers were 1, 3, 6, 44 and 51 for the white balls and 7 for the golden Megaball.

According to a Mega Millions press release, the jackpot was only over $700 million three times, and each of those prizes eventually topped $1 billion before a winner was chosen. The last time a draw of this size occurred was on January 22, 2021, with a $1.05 billion pot.

Before you try your luck at the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, consider these odds.

According to Mega Millions, players have a 1 in 24 chance of winning some sort of prize when they play between $2 and the jackpot.

Some lottery players still took home money from Friday’s draw: One person won a $1 million prize when their tickets matched all five white ball numbers, but not the golden Mega Ball. Eighty-two others had tickets that matched the four numbers of the white balls and the golden megaball, earning them a third-tier prize.

The next Mega Millions draw is scheduled for Tuesday at 22:00 CET.

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