The drawing for what is now the third largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history will take place Tuesday night.
No one won the grand prize after Friday’s drawing, prompting the jackpot to grow to $810 million by Tuesday morning. That number jumped again later in the morning to $830 million according to the Mega Millions website.
The cash value option for anyone lucky enough to hit all six numbers would be $487.9 million.
Customers at Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne lined up and imagined what they would do with their winnings.
“I’d take care of everybody I know,” said one man who also planned to “disappear” after winning.
Mega Millions jackpots begin at $20 million and continue to grow until there is a winner. The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history reached $1.537 billion in 2018.
The largest jackpot for all lottery games was a Powerball drawing that topped $1.6 billion in 2016.
Mega Millions drawings take place at 7:59 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tickets cost $2 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 303 million.