In addition to the large jackpot prize, players have the opportunity to win lower-tier prizes ranging from $1 to $5 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations. In the last few years, Canadians have increasingly been buying their lottery tickets online, especially because the United States dollar is so strong in the last couple of years, which means, potentially, Canadians could win hundreds of millions more than before.
It remains the third largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's history, behind a $648 million drawing in 2013.
The Hot Lotto jackpot rolled after no tickets matched all numbers in last night's drawing.
If you bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket recently you are hoping for fireworks this weekend and not just for the holiday.
In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in Florida, Tennessee and California to claim a share of almost US$1.6 billion, the largest prize to have been won on a single lottery game anywhere in the world.
The next drawing is Friday at 11 pm ET, and the pot is expected to keep growing until then.
It is the ninth-largest multi-state lottery jackpot ever, when Powerball is taken into consideration.
Friday night marked the 33rd consecutive drawing that failed to produce a victor. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 75; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 15.
For the 33rd drawing in a row no one has won the Mega Millions jackpot which pushes its annuity value to $449 million ($313 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday.
The Idaho Lottery also recommends players play responsibly and to sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a safe place until claiming their prize. Tickets sold in MA and NY were worth $1 million. It would receive a bonus of one half a percent of the jackpot prize up to a maximum of $1 million.
Are you going to play Mega Millions this Friday and try your luck at the record-breaking jackpot?
"At night, after people get off work, there's a line to buy tickets", he added.
Fireworks could come early for a Michigan Lottery player if they win tonight's $415 million Mega Millions jackpot.