- Despite the bad odds - one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home - someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion.
Another said that if he won, he'd spend the money on "agencies that my mother supported when she was alive, so I would probably give to them, too, like St. Jude's, Omaha's School for Children she always donated to them. They play one ticket, two tickets; now, they're playing, like, $10, $15, $20".
If one person did win the $1.6 billion prize, they won't be walking away an instant billionaire, as the massive sum is what the victor would bring home if they chose an annuity doled out over 29 years - and that's before taxes. Officials say the previous record Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million, which was shared by winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in the drawing on March 30, 2012.
The nation's largest lottery jackpots have rolled for a few months. The new rules required them to pick five numbers from one to 70 and a Mega number from one to 25.
Get in line. Delmar Baracani of Spring Valley (left to right), Eliseo Garcia of DePue and Joe Nelson of Princeton stand in line to purchase Mega Millions jackpot tickets Monday morning at the Spring Valley Mini-Market. The Mega Millions tax bite, though, is pretty solid.
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"If I luck up to win the big money, I am willing to help people out".
"Yeah, if you're ever going to piss away $2, it might as well be after $1.6 billion", he says chuckling.
Don't count on making a deposit for anywhere close to $1.6bn if you win the Tuesday night drawing.
With that big of a jackpot up for grabs, what's the odds of winning?
Your last chance to buy a ticket for Tuesday night's drawing is 9:44 p.m. CT. "Like damn, let somebody get a chance to get on y'all level".
Meanwhile in California, lottery officials confirmed that there were no winning tickets issued in the state for the record jackpot, but there were a number of tickets that matched 5 of 6 numbers, including one in San Francisco. Powerball also is played in Puerto Rico. "I would incorporate myself as a business and become my own company", Gregory Baron said in New York City.