Lottery Jackpots rise to near record highs

Lottery Jackpots rise to near record highs

Wednesday's Powerball had secondary prizes worth $29.97 million. This is still the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the 11th-largest jackpot in USA lottery history. At the end of October of previous year, the lottery upped the minimum payout from $15 million to $40 million.

Over two months without a victor, the Mega Millions Jackpot stands at $450 million.

Stateline lottery players see something they have never seen before, not one but two jackpots totaling more than a billion dollars. Naji said. "If you get lucky, you get lucky".

That means that one ticket-holder (there could be more than one winner) will get more than $400 million if he or she had the right numbers.

Fifteen million dollars is a manageable amount. I could help some friends and then enjoy the rest of the $10 million or so I would take home after taxes.

"I would use that money to give back". The largest Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was won in 2012. Spread the money around. This is still fifth-largest jackpot in Powerball history and the seventh-largest jackpot in USA lottery history.

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The cash payout for the Powerball draw would be around $358.5m (£264m), while the Mega Millions lump sum would be around $281m (£207m).

"I got the hope and belief in Jesus, so I know I got to have the winning ticket for tonight", says Vincent Sanders.

Even some winning instant scratch-off game tickets are never handed in to claim a prize, Jacobson said. Now, with the increased amount of numbers to pick from, I feel-and realistically so-that my chances are greatly diminished.

Whichever option the lucky winners choose, the U.S. taxman will also do well from the deal, who will take around 37% of the winning lump sum.

If no one gets the winning numbers, it will roll over and could reach $720 million.

It is another case of not leaving well enough alone.

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