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There Was No Mega Millions Winner So The Jackpot Will Skyrocket To A Record-Breaking $1.6 Billion

Tuesday's grand prize will be the largest lottery jackpot in history after no one won on Friday, Mega Millions said.

Last updated on October 20, 2018, at 8:42 a.m. ET

Posted on October 19, 2018, at 11:03 p.m. ET

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There were no winners of Friday night's $1 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, meaning that the grand prize for the next drawing Tuesday rolls on to a world recordโ€“breaking $1.6 billion, the company announced Saturday.

BREAKING: No jackpot winners in Friday's #MegaMillions drawing - jackpot increases to $1.6 BILLION for Tuesday! ๐Ÿ”— Check your numbers here: https://t.co/kNmsHrWqoU https://t.co/WBUNNMQGAF

The new grand total will make it the largest lottery in jackpot history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball drawing in January 2016, which was split by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

โ€œMega Millions has already entered historic territory, but itโ€™s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record,โ€ Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, said in a statement.

Friday's $1 billion jackpot had already been the largest grand prize in Mega Millions history and the second largest in US lottery history.

The winning numbers were: 65 53 23 15 70. Mega Ball: 7.

The line continues at the Safeway in the Marina to buy lottery tickets. The mega millions is now 1 billion. People are buying multiple tickets! https://t.co/PijxTFDyVd

People all over the country lined up Friday to purchase tickets at supermarkets, gas stations, and convenience stores for a shot at the big prize.

"That's the winning ticket, and if I do win, this is the last time you will ever see me in Penn Station. Thank you and have a good day,โ€ one lottery player, Phil Sparacino, told the Associated Press in New York.

The last Mega Millions grand prize was won on July 24, when 11 coworkers in California split a $543 million jackpot.

โ€œThis is truly uncharted territory, and itโ€™s exciting to see people across the country buying their tickets and joining in the fun,โ€ Medenica said.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions grand prize are 1 in 302,575,350. In case you were wondering, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 14,600. So, you totally have a shot!

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