The Mega Millions jackpot stands at an astonishing $977 million, making it the sixth largest prize in the game's history.

If Friday yields a lucky winner, they could walk away with approximately $461 million.

The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday were 24, 46, 49, 62, and 66, with a Megaball of 7 and a Megaplier of 2X.

Despite no jackpot winners, four players from California, Florida, Texas, and Virginia matched five numbers to win $1 million each.

The Megaplier feature, costing an additional $1 per play, can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Players select six numbers, with five from 1 to 70 and one gold Mega Ball from 1 to 25, or opt for a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.

Tickets can be bought at various outlets, including gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and online in select states through platforms like Jackpocket.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won was $1.602 billion in August 2023, followed by $1.537 billion in October 2018.