The record $1.6 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot is creating lines at local lottery retailers as local residents buy tickets in the hope of winning the prize. Lottery officials had expected to sell 75 percent of them by Tuesday night's drawing, where Mega Millions host John Crow announced the winning numbers. The cities where those seven other tickets were sold are San Luis Obispo, Stockton, Rancho Cucamonga, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Norwalk and San Francisco.
After he bought his tickets, he put a mark on each one to designate where he purchased it.
On October 19th there were some winners, just not for the jackpot.
The current United States lottery jackpot record is $1.586 billion, split by three winning Powerball tickets in January 2016. The current odds to actually win the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 (via ABC News).
Jordan could choose between a $600,000 lump sum and an annuity with 20 payments of $50,000 a year. Of the five largest jackpots awarded in the USA, three went to multiple winners. Powerball also is played in Puerto Rico. By the time of the actual Mega Millions drawing tonight at 11 p.m., the jackpot could be even higher. Spend $4 on a ticket for each game and it could happen.
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On average, that's $206.69 per person.
If she wins, she'd help everyone in her family and stop working, she said. "Our obsession with lotteries, with gambling, is that unicorn feeling of, like, 'maybe it'll be me, '" CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger said. "They're trying to hit it big".
For those with an worldwide bent, the current Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed all lottery jackpot records - so it's not only the largest lottery prize in USA history, it's now the world's largest. Each ticket can hold up to 10 sets of numbers and his stack was over and inch thick.
Melissa Labant, a tax policy expert at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said winners should realize that while taxes are initially withheld when prizes are awarded, more money will likely be due at tax time as people suddenly are in up to a 37 percent tax bracket.