The top prize for the Mega Millions is now $ 790 million (£ 658.1 million), the fourth largest jackpot in US lottery history.

Officials raised the top prize on Friday because there hadn’t been a winner for three months.

For 27 consecutive draws, no one has matched all six numbers, meaning the jackpot has grown from its starting point of $ 20 million in April.

The pre-tax prize is $ 790 million for a potential winner who chooses the annuity option, paid in 30 annual payments, but most players choose the cash option, which for Friday’s draw would be 646.4 million dollars.

Mega Millions is played in 45 US states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.

The highest lottery jackpot in the US was Powerball in January 2016 with three tickets winning $ 1.59 billion.

This was followed by a Mega Millions jackpot of $ 1.54 billion in October 2018 and a Mega Millions prize of $ 1.05 billion in January 2021.

If someone were to win the jackpot, the winnings would outweigh Kylie Jenner and Kanye West’s earnings, according to Forbes.

Other celebrities earning less than the total winnings include footballers Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, actor Dwanye Johnson, singer Elton John, and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

But what can nearly $ 800 million buy?

If any winner is looking for a posh Beverly Hills property, they could easily afford it.

Real estate agents Hilton & Hyland are selling the largest property ever permitted in Los Angeles for $ 250 million (£ 208.3 million).

It is currently under construction, but will have a gym, swimming pool, massage room, two guest suites, a guest house, a waterfall wine lounge, a 36-person cinema and 19 bedrooms.

For something a little smaller, the eight-bedroom Sloane House in London is currently on sale for $ 230 million (£ 191.6 million).

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Buying either property would leave the winner enough to buy the most expensive new car currently on the market: a Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Niki Lauda, ​​which is worth $ 4.4 million (£ 3.7 million) , according to Barron’s magazine.

Winners could also purchase 692,982,456 Hershey milk chocolate bars with their winnings.

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