Idaho Residents Have Big Plans For Huge Mega Millions Jackpot

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If one person wins the entire jackpot, after taxes are withheld, the victor could still afford to send more than 1,500 students to Harvard University. "They are excited", said Mobil gas station manager Christina Lantto.

With the Mega Millions jackpot projected to be $1.6 billion, lottery fever is sweeping the nation with hundreds of tickets being printed every second in some states. Drawings are held at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

If I win, what makes it into the bank?

Not surprisingly, the most Mega Million jackpot winners in the past five years have come from states with the largest populations. That includes details about how any prize would be divvied up, members of the group, and what should happen if a regular player is away and didn't chip in for a specific drawing. Three of the five largest jackpots in US history were split between multiple people, with the largest single prize going to a MA resident in 2017 who won a $758.7 million Powerball prize.

"It's been insane because of the tickets", Henderson said. The estimated cash option is $913 million.

According to the Maryland and Texas Lotteries, if there is no victor then the jackpot could soar to a whopping two billion dollars.

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"We all said we'd turn in our resignation at the same time", she said, laughing.

He was buying a ticket with Eliseo Garcia of DePue after they had just cast their early votes at Spring Valley City Hall.

"I'd probably start in Hawaii, take a cruise, go to Florida for a little bit, go to California", Maldonado said. That day Kansans bought $9.7 million worth of tickets.

"The bankruptcy rate of people who win the lottery or the Powerball are three to five times higher than the average American", Dale Payne said.

Just stop somewhere - a coffee shop, the grocery store checkout, or your office - and listen.

"Take out a piece of paper or a good book and read and try to wrap your head around this thing", Payne said. While taking care of him and his family, he'd also give people food and help the elderly.

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