Going crackpot over jackpot: Americans go nuts over $ 2.2billion lottery

Oct 25, 2018, 20:57
Going crackpot over jackpot: Americans go nuts over $ 2.2billion lottery

A 2016 Powerball jackpot that was worth $1.58 billion is the current record-holder for largest jackpot in history.

At the same time, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to $620 million.

Yes, that headline is correct: The Mega Millions jackpot is at $1.6 billion.

Drawings are held at 11 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Check your numbers: victor announced in record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery, the largest jackpot in the history of the game.

Mega Millions is already the largest jackpot in USA history and Powerball is in the top five.

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"Pray to God I'll live another 60 years to spend that money", Ralph said.

The Mega Millions lottery game is played in 44 states and several US territories.

No residents in Arizona became overnight billionaires this weekend, but at least one lucky person will be able to cash in their Powerball ticket for a cool $1 million.

"I would donate to kidney and breast-cancer research", Davis said.

Both lottery jackpots will approach new heights this week.

Lottery prizes more than $5,000 are subject to state and federal taxes, meaning winners in Maryland take home about two-thirds of the total prize money.

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But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon vault someone into stratospheric wealth after the jackpots grew for months without a victor.

With office pools being a popular way to play, an attorney offered advice to ensure that if your group does win that you don't get shut out.

"Every one of those dollars is very much appreciated", she said.

"You don't follow the numbers, you let them come to you", said Hindman. But as is usually the case when it comes to the lottery, the biggest victor will be the government.

The Kansas Lottery encourages players to check their tickets after each drawing and claim prizes promptly. Powerball also is played in Puerto Rico.

Mega Millions has already smashed its own jackpot record, which was $656 million, shared by winners in three states in March 2012.

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Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11. "When jackpots are this high, there is heightened interest not only in Mega Millions and Powerball, but in all other games as well".

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