If you play the lottery occasionally, this jackpot is the one you just might want to buy a ticket for, as the Mega Millions estimated jackpot his risen to $502 million.
That is some Dr. Evil level of cash!
The Friday night drawing will offer players a chance to spend $2 and dream of beating the staggering odds of 302.5 million to one and winning the big prize.
The $502 million prize is the annuity option, in which a sole winner is paid over 29 years. However if the winner opts for the cash prize they would take home $301 million, minus state and federal taxes.
No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since January 5 when Floridian Shane Missler won the $451M prize.
Missler chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $281.87 million.
Since the last winning jackpot, there have been 33 winners of $1 million or more.
Some of the larger Mega Millions jackpots have been:
$656 million, split on March 30, 2012, by players in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
$648 million, split on Dec. 17, 2013, by players in California and Georgia.
$536 million, won on July 8, 2016, by a player in Indiana.
Mega Millions is one of two national lottery games. It's played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.