There was no Mega Millions jackpot winner Tuesday, and the estimated jackpot has grown to a record $500 million for the drawing on Friday.
A winner could get $19.2 million a year for 26 years or a single payment worth $359 million.
Tuesday night’s jackpot was $363 million, fed by weeks of drawings without a top winner. The previous record jackpot in the Mega Millions game was $390 million in 2007, split by two winners in New Jersey and Georgia.
In Tuesday night’s game, 47 players came very close, matching 5 of the 6 winning numbers. Each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000.
Mega Millions is played in more than 40 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.