The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot just got even larger. The prior $344 million has grown to a whopping $400 million, what appears to be the second largest jackpot ever for this lotto. Friday the 13th will no longer be considered unlucky if a winner lands on the right lotto numbers, because that is the date of the drawing.
What is amazing is that the big part of the jackpot has now rolled 20 times without a winner. With no jackpot winners on Tuesday night, the pot went up to $400 million from $344 million. The winner will have the choice of receiving the full jackpot in 30 annual payments (close to $13.3 million per year, on average), or can choose the all-cash option valued at roughly $216.4 million before taxes.