This is a familiar tale: no one has claimed the Mega Millions jackpot.
The estimated prize for Tuesday’s multistate lottery drawing was $1.1 billion, which was so high because no one has won since April 18.
The Mega Millions website displayed no jackpot winners and an estimated $1.25 billion reward for Friday’s drawing. When no one receives the jackpot, the prize rolls over.
Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket in Los Angeles last month won more than $1 billion.
It was the fifth occasion in the history of the Mega Millions game that the jackpot exceeded $1 billion.
A number of years ago, both games underwent modifications that decreased the likelihood of winning a jackpot — which means it will grow larger — and increased the likelihood of winning lesser prizes.
All previous Mega Millions jackpots exceeding $1 billion occurred after the 2017 announcement of game modifications.
One in 302,575,350 people have a chance of receiving the Mega Millions jackpot.