If you win the Mega Millions jackpot, you could take home $548 million and be nearly twice as rich as her with absolutely none of the work. Of course, you'll have to overcome long odds to claim the top prize.
No one has matched all six numbers and won the Mega Millions grand prize since July 24.
The largest U.S. lottery prize was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot paid out in 2016.
In fact, this July when Mega Millions paid its last jackpot, it was worth more than $543 million, which is the ninth-largest jackpot in USA history.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350. While there was no jackpot victor in Tuesday night's drawing, IL players won more than 198,700 prizes, ranging from $2 to $10,000.
Each of the 24 twice-weekly drawings have failed to produce a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543,000,000 (£417,000,000) jackpot.
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Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters.
Lottery officials are happy to have Friday's record Mega Millions jackpot fueling ticket sales. When the jackpots flirt with the half-billion-dollar mark, state lotteries don't even feel the need to advertise, he said. There are smaller prizes, from $4 up to $1 million, for matching some, but not all, numbers. FALSE. Your odds of winning remain the same whether one person plays the game or a trillion. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.
State lottery commissions have relied on human psychology and the spirit of optimism to fuel sales. Colorado Lottery spokeswoman Kelly Tabor referred to them as "jackpot chasers", as the Powerball jackpot swelled to the second largest in lottery history.
Tonight's will take place on Friday at 11pm, eastern daylight time.
Mega Millions is in "uncharted territory", Medenica said, and the lotteries' financial models can not predict what will happen. Last year, they spent $72.97 billion on traditional lottery tickets, according to Gallup.