Mega Millions winning numbers drawing yields no winner as jackpot rolls over to $970M

The Mega Millions jackpot is edging closer to the $1 billion mark after no winner was drawn Tuesday.

The jackpot is now estimated at $970 million for Friday’s drawing. It had stood at an estimated $865 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

If hit Friday, it would be the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

Powerball, the other lottery game offered in most of the U.S., isn’t far behind at $730 million for a drawing Wednesday night.