If Mega Millions doesn't have winner today, next one-time cash option will be more than $1 billion

Posted at 12:43 PM, Oct 23, 2018

If the Mega Millions jackpot is not won when the numbers are drawn tonight, Friday's potential jackpot of $2 billion will have a lump sum of $1.142 billion.

Today's jackpot, as of noon Eastern Time today, is $1.6 billion. It's the largest ever in the U.S.

Today's lump sum, or the one-time cash option, is currently at $905 million.

If the money moves to Friday because there is no winner today, it could make the winner on Friday a BILLIONAIRE, even through the lump sum. That's a first for any U.S. lottery.

Mega Millions' record jackpot was $656 million in 2012, split among winners in three states. 

The Powerball lottery will be drawn Wednesday night and is also quite large, with a current estimated jackpot of $620 million.