Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 p.m. Central time, Mega Millions drawings take place.
For Friday’s $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot, numbers have been drawn.
The second and third greatest jackpots, both worth $1.5 billion, were won in 2018 and 2016, respectively.
A stunning 1 in 302.5 million people have a chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.
Despite the fact that no one won the grand prize on Tuesday, four people in the Tri-State area—two in New York and two in New Jersey—received prizes of one million dollars.
In the Mariners Harbor neighbourhood of Staten Island, one $1 million winning ticket was purchased at the Honey Bee Convenient store on Forest Avenue. At a Cumberland Farms in Corinth, Saratoga County, a second was sold.
In New Jersey, two additional winning $1 million tickets were purchased.
One was bought at the Tenafly 7-Eleven on County Road. The other was offered for sale at the Point Pleasant Circle K on Richmond Avenue.
In total, eight tickets that matched five numbers but the Mega number were sold across the country prior to Tuesday night’s drawing.
Tickets that have five digits but do not contain the Mega number are worth $1 million or an amount close to that amount.
The greatest lottery prize ever won on a single ticket was the $1.537 billion Mega Millions record jackpot, which was won in South Carolina in October 2018.
The largest jackpot ever won in the US was $1.586 billion in a Powerball drawing in January 2016.
Along with 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands, Mega Millions is also played there. State lottery administrators are in charge of the game.