Move Over Powerball — Mega Millions is Predicted To Hit the $1 Billion Mark

The Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $910 million after no one matched all 6 numbers Tuesday night, making it the 8th largest lottery prize in history. The new jackpot will be a milestone in the game, with the prize on the verge of hitting $1 billion by Friday night’s drawing. This marker has only been surpassed 4 times in the past, and just 3 times for purchasers of Powerball. While no one secured the grand prize, 2 tickets matched all 5 white balls to win a cool million, while one sold in Texas was worth $4 million because it included the optional 4X Megaplier, available in most states for an extra $1. If someone wins the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, the lump sum will “only" net them $499.5 million. Very few people would argue with that.