Historic $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing set for tonight

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The Missouri Lottery reports a $1 million ticket was sold at Wagner's One Stop on Highway 76.

The numbers have been drawn for Saturday's estimated $470 million Powerball jackpot.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning Mega Millions are about one in 302 million.

In Chicago, a crowded newsstand inside the city's Ogilvie Transportation Center was unable to display the record-setting prize amount because US$999 million was the highest number its electronic sign could show.

What's the difference between the games?

Someone bought a $1 million ticket at a Citgo in Millstone, New Jersey and there were three winning $1 million tickets sold in Middletown, Yonkers, on 169th Street in the Bronx.

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For Powerball, players pick five numbers and a Powerball number between one and 26.

Weed said he would use the money to ensure that his family is taken care of, pay off debts, buy property and fund a political super PAC supporting left-wing causes.

A customer shows his purchased Mega Millions lottery ticket at a retailer in Washington, DC, on Sunday. Boxer Floyd Mayweather, one of the best paid athletes in the world, spent $2000 on tickets ahead of Friday's billion dollar draw.

The story has been done to death before - even without reporters winning the lottery - and it does not have a happy ending.

Winning tickets up to $5,000 can be redeemed at any Maryland Lottery Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) retailer, at the lottery's Baltimore office or at Maryland casinos. His church will also get a piece of the prize.

Most people don't expect to win and instead think the $2 ticket is a small price to dream and be part of a wishful conversation with co-workers or family. That would subtract almost $13 million from each of my annual payments or $217 million from the lump sum.

If a Kansas player hits the Mega Millions jackpot tonight, is the only victor and chooses the $904.9 million cash option, he or she would receive $643 million, after taxes.

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That puts the jackpots for the nation's two largest lotteries at more than $2.2 billion.

Either way, I'd get hit with a 24 percent federal withholding tax.

In fact, Canadians - and anyone in the world with internet access or ability to travel quickly - can press their luck on the big one no matter their citizenship.

The victor has opted to remain anonymous, but according to the Texas Lottery Commission, the individual claimed a $5,000,020 prize.

Should I seek legal or financial advice if I win?

"That should include an attorney, a financial advisor and tax adviser".

When are the next drawings?

About 280 million tickets were sold for Friday's drawing, with about 60 per cent of all winning number combinations covered, said Seth Elkin, a spokesman for the agency. One $ 31 million lottery victor ending up broke and living in a trailer. Ticket sales cease 15 minutes prior to the drawing. If you take the cash on Tuesday's Mega Millions, you'll have to settle for a mere $904 million, based on the lottery consortium's estimates as of Monday afternoon.

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