People across the country are lining up at convenience stores and gas stations in the off-chance.
They will be the lucky winner of the estimated $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot that will be drawn on Tuesday night.
However, the owners of the stores and gas stations that are selling the tickets also have a chance to win a significant bonus.
Even before the massive awards are won, state lotteries typically award the proprietors of businesses .
It would appear that no one can win the Mega Millions jackpot, which is why the amount keeps growing.
The most recent occasion that someone defied the odds of one in 302.6 million to win the top prize occurred on October 14 of this year.
Since then, there have been a total of 24 consecutive drawings, but no one has managed to win the prize.
It is still just approximately half the amount of the record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot .
Even if it feels like an aeon has passed since the last winner, the current streak of 41 drawings without a winner.
is A far cry from the record of 41 straight drawings that has been broken a few times.
Most notably leading up to the $2.04 billion California jackpot.