The Mega Millions jackpot is now $790 million, the fourth largest prize in the country

Lottery officials increased the Mega Millions jackpot to $790 million on Friday

Thanks to this, players have the opportunity to win the fourth largest jackpot in the country

The jackpot became very large because there had not been a winner for three months

The 27 draws have allowed the jackpot to grow slowly from a starting point of $20 million in April

A pre-tax prize of $790 million is awarded to the winner who chooses the annuity option

Most players opted for the cash option, which would have been $464.4 million for Friday's draw

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

These games are controlled by state lottery officials.