The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $1.1 billion

The lottery reward increased to an estimated $1.1 billion ahead of the next drawing on Tuesday night because no one was able to match all six numbers and win the estimated $940 million jackpot.

Late on Friday, the following numbers were drawn: 3, 20, 46, 59, 63, and gold Mega Ball 13.

For more than two months, there have been 24 drawings with no jackpot winner. The game's high odds of 1 in 302.6 million are partly to blame for the dismal streak.

For a winner who selects an annuity paid annually over 29 years, the new estimated prize of $1.1 billion is available.

The cash option, which for Tuesday night's drawing will be estimated at $568.7 million, is typically chosen by grand prize winners.

The $1.53 billion jackpot won in South Carolina in 2018 is the only Mega Millions jackpot higher than the anticipated $1.1 billion opportunity on Tuesday.

Kouza anticipated significantly higher Mega Millions ticket sales than the 20 to 25 typically sold on a Friday because the $940 million prize was widely touted at the retailer.

Along with 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands, Mega Millions is also played there.

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