There were nearly half-million winning tickets in New York alone following the much-anticipated Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night.
But no one won the jackpot in the 12-state lottery, a pool that was worth an estimated $252 million, officials said.
Officials now estimate the Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $325 million when the lottery is drawn Friday at 11 p.m. The largest jackpot in U.S. history was the $390-million Mega drawing on March 6, 2007, officials said.
Mega Millions has now gone 14 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. The last winner was drawn on July 7.
To win the jackpot, a player must hit the correct number for all five white balls drawn - and for the yellow Mega ball.
The winning numbers Tuesday were: 3-12-19-22-40 and 2.
There were 24 second-prize winners nationwide.
There were 45 third-place winners in New York, for players who hit four of the five numbers plus the Mega ball.
Those tickets are worth $10,000 each.
A total of 2,998 players in New York earned prizes worth $150, while 23,799 hit for $10. Another 70,199 will have to settle for $7, while 135,016 will get $3. A total of 242,151 New York winners hit the Mega ball only - and will get $2.