Mega Millions And Powerball Combined Jackpots Reach $2.2 Billion After No Winners

Powerball and Mega Millions Lottery Tickets

The Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday and the Powerball drawing will be on Wednesday.

Of every dollar played in the Kentucky Lottery, 61 cents goes to the victor, 6 cents to administrative costs, 6 cents to retailers who sell the tickets and 27 cents to the commonwealth for college scholarship and grant programs.

The Mega Millions lottery has soared to more than $1 billion dollars.

With steady sales, the top prize was set to grow beyond $1.6 billion, as lottery officials predicted bettors would buy tickets up until the very last minute.

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $1.6 billion, the largest in USA history.

This jackpot is the largest lottery prize so far in US history, but what do you do if you win?

"I try to go with my kids' birthdays, today date, the year", said Chanel Boodie of Brooklyn. Jones, 26, bought three quick-pick Mega Millions tickets Sunday.

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In San Diego, roofer and dishwasher Guillermo Carrillo, 42, said he dreams of buying a house for his mother in his native Guatemala.

"Just to increase or get more tax money, and not use it wisely is a poor thing, but hopefully they will use it for the right reasons and education and kids", Todd Lewis said. But the sales are high, especially following a change Mega Millions made in October 2017.

"You'll have relatives you've never heard of popping up or people who one time angered you might be suing you", Weed said.

You are more likely to get struck by lightning than win the jackpot, at least in the United States.

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.

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. "I also think that it creates a potential sense of regret to not be the one playing". New York has the highest tax at 8.8 percent and residents of New York City face another 3.8 percent extra in taxes.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each and are sold by retailers in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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