You could have visions of winning Mega Millions tickets dancing in your head as the  Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an annuity value of $510 million ($266.8 million cash).

No one has matched all five white balls and the Mega Ball to claim the jackpot in the 19 drawings since Oct. 14, sending the annuity jackpot to its 11th highest in the game's history.

The numbers drawn Tuesday were white balls 3, 4, 33, 36 and 52, plus the gold Mega Ball 17. The next drawing is Friday at 11 p.m.

It's been over two years since New Jersey had a Mega Million jackpot winner with two in 2020. Two anonymous players won a jackpot with an annuity value of $123 million ($100.1 million cash) in Bayonne on July 24 and $202 million ($142.6 million cash) on Feb. 11 in Edison.

What happens if you win Mega Millions in New Jersey?

By law, New Jersey lottery winners of prizes over $600 can remain anonymous. A bill signed in 2020 by Gov. Phil Murphy requires the state to keep the identity of prizes over $600 private, including documents that come under the state's Open Public Record Act.

The largest jackpot ever offered by an American lottery was sold in California on Nov. 8. It had a jackpot of $2.04 billion ($997.6 million cash).

New Jersey Mega Millions jackpot winner Richard Wahl accepts his "prize" at a lottery press conference in 2018
New Jersey Mega Millions jackpot winner Richard Wahl accepts his "prize" at a lottery press conference in 2018 (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media)

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