If the Mega Millions jackpot is not won when the numbers are drawn tonight, Friday's potential jackpot of $2 billion will have a lump sum of $1.142 billion.
Today's jackpot, as of noon Eastern Time today, is $1.6 billion. It's the largest ever in the U.S.
Today's lump sum, or the one-time cash option, is currently at $905 million.
If the money moves to Friday because there is no winner today, it could make the winner on Friday a BILLIONAIRE, even through the lump sum. That's a first for any U.S. lottery.
NEW: Lottery Officials: If there is no jackpot winner for tonight’s $1.6 Billion Mega Millions drawing, the jackpot for Friday’s drawing will be $2 BILLION with a cash value of $1.142 BILLION
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 23, 2018
Mega Millions' record jackpot was $656 million in 2012, split among winners in three states.
The Powerball lottery will be drawn Wednesday night and is also quite large, with a current estimated jackpot of $620 million.