With no winner this past Tuesday, the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night's drawing has reached over $500 Million. It's only the 4th time in the history of this lottery that the amount has reached that half-billion mark.

According to their WEBSITE, the estimated jackpot is now at $502 Million, with a cash option of $301 Million. The last time the amout topped the 500 Million mark was nearly 2 years ago, when the jackpot surged to $536 Million. The world's record for a lottery was exactly 6 years ago this Friday, when the amount reached a staggering $656 Million.

This past Tuesday's drawing with the 23rd straight time with no grand prize winner, but their site says there were still over one-and-half million cash winners. The last big winner was on January 5th, when a single ticket sold in Florida was worh $451 Million..

The Mega Million drawing happens Friday at 11 p.m. EDT.

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