After another drawing, it appears that no one won the $356 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. This was the third-largest prize in the game's history.
The winning numbers for Tuesday were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and Mega Ball 24, but officials said no one had the winning numbers.
The lack of winners means that the estimated jackpot for Friday's 11 p.m. E.T. drawing is an estimated $476 million, according to the official Mega Millions Website. The website also states that the cash option for the estimated jack pot will be approximately $341 Million.
According to the Mega Millions website, the largest jackpot ever own was $390 million in March 2007.
Mega Millions jackpot players pick six numbers from two separate pools, five different numbers from 1 to 56 and one number from 1 to 46. Jackpot winners must match all six winning numbers.
The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 176 million, reported Yahoo. However, the odds of winning any prize another prize, with the exception of the jackpot, about 1 in 40, according to the Mega Millions website. The previous drawing saw approximately 2.9 million tickets that won Mega Millions prizes.
The jackpot is based on national sales at the time of the drawing.