The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to a whopping $52 million after no one managed to match all six numbers on September 9, 2014.
Tuesday's winning numbers were 25, 34, 55, 70, 71, with a Mega Ball of 1, a Megaplier of 4, and a jackpot of $41 million.
The next drawing will take place on Friday, September 12. If someone is lucky enough to match all six numbers on Friday, they will have the opportunity to take the cash option of $30 million.
If the winner chooses not to take the lump sum, they can choose the annuity option. According to MegaMillions.com, "the Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one."
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Tickets cost $1 each, and drawings take place on Tuesday and Friday nights.