Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.1 billion after no winning ticket sold

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Amol Pawar

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $1.1 billion after no winning tickets were sold for Friday night's $940 million drawing,

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Mega Millions announced early Saturday morning. The next drawing will take place Tuesday night.

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Friday's winning numbers were 3, 20, 46, 59, 63, and a Mega Ball of 13.

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If it holds, Tuesday's drawing will mark the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

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The last time someone won a Mega Millions pot of gold bigger than $1 billion was July 29, in Illinois — a $1.337 billion prize.

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There have been 24 drawings since the jackpot was last won on Oct. 14.

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Last month, a single winning Powerball ticket was sold in California for a $2.04 billion jackpot, the largest in lottery history. Its winner still hasn't been announced.

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The $1.1 billion is what a winner who takes the annuity option would get. That's paid out in 29 annual installments.

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But winners almost always choose the cash option, which for next Tuesday's drawing will be at least an estimated $568.7 million.

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Federal taxes are taken out and, depending on where the winner lives, state taxes are, as well. And jackpots are split when more than one winning ticket is sold.

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