What happens if you win Mega Millions’ $970M jackpot?

Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

Friday night's drawing will be the second-largest prize in US history.

Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time because of strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

The $970 million jackpot is paid out over 29 years if you choose the annuity option, or you can claim $548.6 million cash.

Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time due to strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing.

On top of that, Ascienzo adds, Mega Millions also doubled its ticket price to $2, which has also contributed to the growth.

But when it gets close to $1 billion, even he can't resist, knowing he just bought the winning ticket. Make copies of all the tickets and pass them out.

The email claims the recipient was among a group of randomly selected people to participate in an ongoing Mega Millions drawing and then solicits personal and financial information from the recipient.

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Mercifully, Kimbrel ended the game by getting Torres to ground out to third base, which became a bang-bang play at first base. Winning a meaningful game against the Yankees is rarely easy, even when for so many innings it seems to be trending that way.

Most people take the cash payout. About half of that would go to taxes.

Of course, more players means a greater chance of splitting the jackpot, and, "If you don't have a ticket, you have zero chance of winning". "That's worth two dollars", said Robert Doty, the executive director of the Minnesota Lottery.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number.

For an extra $1 you can get a "Power Play" ticket in which you can increase the amount of the smaller prizes, but not the grand prize.

Since Mega Millions modified the formula, players now pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega number of 1 to 25.

He calls these gamblers "infrequent players", and their participation helps boost jackpots to historic levels, he said.

KDKA money editor Jon Delano admits he nearly never buys lottery tickets.

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