No Mega Millions winner, jackpot to soar over $1B

(ABC 6 News) – The new Mega Millions lottery jackpot has skyrocketed to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night to win the top prize.

Tuesday’s numbers were: 07-29-60-63-66, Mega Ball: 15.

The new estimated jackpot will be the nation’s fourth-largest lottery prize.

The jackpot has grown so large because no one has matched the game’s six selected numbers since April 15. That’s 29 consecutive drawings without a big winner.

The $1.02 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 30 years. Most winners opt for the cash option, which for the next drawing Friday night is an estimated $602.5 million.