The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $820 million

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $820 million after no winner was announced on Friday’s drawing.

Driving the news: Friday’s drawing for an estimated $720 million jackpot resulted in no winners, pushing the top prize to an estimated $820 million for Tuesday’s draw.
* The numbers drawn late Friday were: 29, 40, 47, 50, 57, and gold Mega Ball 25.
* The upcoming $820 million prize would be distributed over 29 years to a winner opting for an annuity payout.
* Most grand prize winners choose a cash payout, estimated to be $422 million for Tuesday’s draw.

By the numbers: Mega Millions, a lottery game played in 45 US states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, boasts this as its fifth-largest jackpot ever.
* Eight tickets from Friday’s draw matched five white balls, earning a $1 million prize.
* The winning tickets were sold in Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, California, and Michigan.
* The odds of winning the grand prize – hitting all numbers – are 1 in 302.6 million.

Additional Notes: The last jackpot winner from Mega Millions was announced on April 18.
* Recently, a Powerball jackpot reached near-record levels, with a winning ticket sold in downtown Los Angeles for an estimated $1.08 billion.

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