No one in Virginia or any state matched all six numbers to win the jackpot so the estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing grows to $502 million.
The winning numbers Tuesday night were white balls 7, 25, 43, 56, and 59, with the gold Mega Ball 13.
"Jackpot rolls are always exciting, but surpassing the $500 million mark for only the fourth time is a historic milestone", Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medencia said in a press release Wednesday.
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The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $458 million. The jackpot has rolled 22 times.
The largest jackpots in Mega Millions' history were $656 million in March 2012; $648 million in December 2013 and $536 million in July 2016. The cash value of the jackpot is $301 million.
The jackpot has been accumulating for more than two months since its last victor on January 5 for $451 million. Two tickets, one sold in IL and another in New Jersey, matched the five white balls to win $1 million each. The victor, Shane Missler, 20, of Port Richey, Florida, claimed that prize but choose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $281.87 million.
Nonetheless, a $502 million jackpot is high even by these new standards. Tuesday's drawing wasn't without its winners. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.