Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

Since nobody won Friday's Mega Millions drawing for a $1 billion jackpot, the estimated prize Tuesday night will be a record $1.6 billion.

No grand prize victor was drawn Saturday and the jackpot is now $620 million.

The prize pot has reached new heights after no player got all of the numbers of 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 7 during Friday night's draw.

The jackpots for both Mega Millions and Powerball have both risen.

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in US history.

A customer buys a Mega Millions ticket at the Hy-Vee on Locust St.in Dubuque on Friday, Oct. 19.

A Spanish lottery called El Gordo typically generates a larger purse than Mega Millions or Powerball, but that money is split between many different winners and no single prize in El Gordo approaches the size of the latest Mega Millions jackpot, Elkin said.

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Players will have another chance to win on Wednesday (10/24) at 11pm.

"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.

The jackpot beats the previous highest, for $1.586 billion Powerball, drawn on January 13, 2016.

The drawings are held on CW20 around 11 p.m.

There were a number of runner-up prizes.

The base prize for matching the five white numbers drawn is $1 million.

The $2 million victor has not yet claimed their prize.

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