The Mega Millions jackpot hit $475 million ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing, one of the top 10 largest prizes in the game’s history.
The cash option for the jackpot is $319.4 million before taxes are factored in, which can take a sizable chunk of the winnings.
However, the pot is still the ninth largest on record.
Two Mega Millions jackpots have been won so far in 2021.The cash option for the jackpot is $319.4 million, making it the ninth largest on record.
The year started off strong as the jackpot surpassed $1 billion in January – and a winning ticket was sold in Michigan.
A New York couple claimed the $96 million prize drawn in February.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot won on a single ticket was $1.537 billion in 2018. The game has awarded 21 jackpots worth more than $300 million.
If no winner is drawn on Tuesday, the next Mega Millions drawing will take place on Friday.