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The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $792 million after no ticket matches the winning numbers

The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $792 million after no ticket matches the winning numbers

The Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $792 million after no one won the jackpot in Tuesday night's drawing.

The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday night were 2, 16, 31, 57 and 64 with a Mega Ball worth 24. The Megaplier was 3X.

No one claimed the $735 million jackpot Tuesday night, but two players — one in Massachusetts and one in North Carolina — matched all five white balls to win the game's $1 million second prize.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Friday with players hoping to win the jackpot, which carries a cash option of $381.8 million.

The MEGA Millions jackpot rises to $735 million after no one won the jackpot

The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday night were 2, 16, 31, 57 and 64 with a Mega Ball worth 24. The Megaplier was 3X. (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Winners typically choose the cash prize over Mega Millions annuities paid as one instant payment followed by 29 annual payments.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, depending on the game.

The Mega Millions jackpot was last won on December 8, when two winners in California matched all six numbers to claim the jackpot. The prize is $395 million.

The MEGA Millions jackpot stands at $687 million ahead of Friday's drawing

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The record $1.602 billion jackpot was won in Florida on August 8, 2023. This jackpot is the world's largest lottery ever won with a single ticket.

Mega Millions lottery ticket

“Mega Millions” lottery tickets are pictured on the table as the prize exceeds $1.1 billion ahead of the multi-state lottery's January 10 drawing at a ticket shop in Manhattan, New York City, on January 10, 2023. (Reuters/Mike Segar/Reuters Photos)

The current jackpot of $792 million is the sixth largest ever offered by the game.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Deadline for buying a ticket 9:45pm on draft nights.