There are nearly one billion reasons to watch 21 News at 11 Friday as the numbers for the Mega Millions $940 million jackpot are drawn.

After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, an estimated prize of $940 million ($483.5 million cash) is on tap for Friday, January 6.

In more than 20 years since the game began in 2002, there have been just three larger jackpots than Friday’s estimated prize.

The Mega Millions record remains $1.537 billion, won by a single ticket in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

Two years ago, a $1.05 billion prize was won in Michigan on January 22, 2021, and there was that big $1.337 billion jackpot won in Illinois last July.