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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to an estimated $1.1 billion after no grand prize winner Friday

CNN  —  With no winner of the Mega Millions jackpot Friday, the grand prize for Tuesday’s drawing grew past the billion-dollar mark, according to the lottery. Friday’s winning numbers were: 3, 8, 31, 35, 44 and Mega Ball 16. It’s the sixth time in less than six years that the Mega Millions jackpot has topped $1 billion, according to the lottery. While there was no big winner Friday, five tickets matched five of the numbers to win the game’s $1 million prize, Mega Millions said. Another player in Virginia won $3 million by activating the Megaplier, according to the lottery. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is now an estimated $750 million. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images Related article Powerball jackpot soared to an estimated $750 million after no top winners Wednesday The jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday night – an estimated $1.1 billion – marks the first time in seven months that the jackpot prize hits more than a billion dollars. If the jackpot is won next Tuesday, it would be the fifth largest prize in the history of the game, according to the lottery. In August 2023, $1.602 billion was won by a ticket that was purchased in Neptune Beach, Florida, according to the Mega Millions Jackpot history. It was the largest the jackpot prize ever won. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET.