Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow

Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow

Over the years, lawmakers have tried to pass a lottery, but it always fails. "If you don't play, you don't win". The Powerball jackpot also surged, sitting at $550 million, with a $348 million cash option, after no victor Wednesday.

The jackpot for Mega Millions is this high because prices went from $1 to $2 a ticket in October. And it's very possible some of those million-dollar prizes will never be claimed.

Lunchtime at the Riverside Travel Center here sees a lot of in-and-out traffic, and today most of the vehicles in the parking lot had MS license plates. Two ticket holders - one in Rhode Island, the other in MI, split a $42 million prize.

According to Koppy, winnings of $5,000 or under are not taxed federally or by the state. That would probably leave you with $275 million. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn. Winners also have the option to receive a lump sum of winnings, which offers less money at $347.9 million. $400 million or something.

Let's go back to the beginning of this column. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Fifteen million dollars is a manageable amount.

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"90 percent of it I would give away". I could help some friends and then enjoy the rest of the $10 million or so I would take home after taxes. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was in 2012, when three winners split $656 million. Spread the money around.

Two huge jackpots, totaling a combined $995 million, are up for grabs this weekend.

The fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is up for grabs Friday night, January 5 as players will try to win $450 million. Despite the long odds, players lined up with a chance to dream.

"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation".

"We have had significant jumps in the jackpots over the past couple of days, which is something we don't really see at midweek increase", said Chris Rogers, the deputy director of products and marketing for the Arizona Lottery.

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