At least one lottery fan will wake up significantly richer on Wednesday after they purchased the only winning US Mega Millions ticket, worth $522mn, in Tuesday's draw.
The winning numbers of 1-2-4-19-29, plus a Powerball of 20, were worth the fifth largest payout in the game's history following 22 consecutive failed draws.
The only ticket to match all six numbers was sold at a store in San Jose, California, the state's lottery said on Twitter. "I'm still digesting what happened," the 65-year-old store owner told the Mercury News newspaper.
The amount in the pot is based on sales in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. It had been climbing steadily since May 8.
The winner can either take the entire $522mn in instalments or an immediate lump sum of $308mn.
The largest Mega Millions lottery grand prize was $656mn, won in 2012. Three winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
The Powerball lottery holds the overall record with a $1.586bn payout in 2016.