With no winning ticket for Tuesday’s Mega Millions game, the jackpot hit more than a half-billion dollars.
Lottery officials said no one matched the numbers 29, 46, 53, 64, 73 and the Mega Ball of 10, pushing the jackpot for Friday’s drawing to $508 million.
It’s the seventh-largest jackpot in the history of U.S. lottery games and the third-largest Mega grand prize, shy of a $656 million jackpot in 2012 and a $648 million bonanza in 2013, according to lottery records.
The single-winner, lump-sum payment for Friday’s jackpot would be $357 million, before taxes.
Nationwide, seven tickets matched five Mega numbers Tuesday but missed the Mega Ball; those tickets are worth $1 million each. None of the seven was sold in New York, according to the state’s lottery website.
The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are 1 in 259 million.