After the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night finished without a winner, the jackpot has increased to $1.55 billion.
The Mega Ball is 20 and the numbers for the drawing on Friday are 45, 30, 52, 56, and 11.
Since the game’s previous jackpot winner on April 18, there have been 31 straight drawings.
The odds of matching the numbers on five white balls and one additional mega ball are one in 302.6 million, which is why winning the jackpot is so difficult. The chances of winning smaller awards, which start at $2, are better.
The single winner of the $1.55 billion reward will get an annuity over a 30-year period. A lump sum payment option would net you an estimated $757.2 million.
Federal taxes would take a sizable portion of such prizes, and many states additionally tax lottery payouts.
In 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mega Millions is played.