(NEXSTAR) – Lottery fever is here again with another jackpot valued at more than $1 billion up for grabs on Tuesday — this is the third time in the last year that a multi-state game has gotten so massive.
Without a winner on Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot ballooned to $1.1 billion. If a ticket matches Tuesday’s winning numbers, shown below, the winner will get the third-biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the fifth-biggest lottery jackpot in US history.
The winning numbers for Tuesday’s draw are 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and the ballon d’or is 9.
Before the draw, officials estimated the cash option to be $568.7 million.
The jackpot hasn’t been won since October, when winners in California and Texas split a $502 million prize. However, there have been second-tier winners who claimed prizes worth $1 million or more, in 20 different states.
Last year, a record Mega Millions jackpot worth $1.4 billion was claimed in Illinois. It was the third-biggest lottery jackpot in the country for nearly four months until a Powerball ticket sold in California matched the winning numbers for a $2.04 billion jackpot.
While your chances of winning any of the nine possible Mega Millions prizes are 1 in 24, your chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, according to game officials.
If there is no winner after Tuesday’s drawing, lottery officials said Tuesday the jackpot could reach $1.3 billion, bringing it closer to the next-biggest Mega Millions jackpot, the $1.4 billion jackpot. million earned in Illinois last year. However, there are a number of factors that will affect the size of the jackpot.
If there is a winner, the Mega Millions jackpot will be reset to a “sales-based” value, according to game officials.
Regardless of whether the jackpot is won, the next Mega Millions drawing will take place on Friday at 11 pm ET. Mega Millions is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, and tickets are $2 each.