The Mega Millions prize for the drawing that will take place on Tuesday, January 10 is an endeavour into uncharted territory.
The Mega Millions jackpot has only exceeded the $1 billion mark a total of three times prior to this drawing.
The Powerball jackpot has already surpassed that dizzyingly high amount twice before.
And if Tuesday's drawing is matched by just one lucky ticketholder, that person will claim the jackpot.
This would make the prize the third largest in the history of the Mega Millions lottery.
But it would only be the fifth largest if Powerball drawings were included.
The cash option for the drawing that will take place on Tuesday is now set at $568.7 million.
Who exactly is the lucky winner of such enormous jackpots? The question is, from whence did they originate?
The Jackpocket lottery blog has prepared a list of the top 10 Mega Millions wins.
In the event that someone takes home the trophy on Tuesday, those who finished higher than second will fall.
This enormous Mega Millions jackpot is only topped by two Powerball jackpots: a winning ticket for $2.04 billion.
Only one winning ticket was purchased for the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's history.
This reward was split between four participants in a lottery club in Detroit.
The members of the club, who want to remain anonymous.
This prize was shared among three winning tickets, one each from the states of Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland.