Also, a $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Ingham County, Michigan, according to a local news report. Powerball, also owned and operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association, reached $620 million with no victor Saturday.
The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total a combined amount of more than $2.2 billion as of the morning of October 23, 2018.
The Mega Millions grand prize is now at $1.6 billion - the latest in a streak of record-setting jackpots. And let's hear it for Rhode Island, the smallest population state to have won a Mega Millions jackpot in the past five years.
Both lottery jackpots have been increased recently by rule changes that have reduced the chances of winning.
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. And just so you know - foreigners and non-residents are eligible to buy and win the lotteries, although they will be subject to different tax laws. "I'd be more surprised if it doesn't get hit". He said he would give money to each of his five sisters also in Guatemala to spend however they like, but would give nothing to his five brothers. That prize was up to $620 million as of Tuesday morning, with an estimated cash value of $354.3 million, according to the game's website. The Mega Millions tax bite, though, is pretty solid.
Nelson, a post-production manager based in Manhattan, said if he wins the jackpot he would travel and buy a farm in northern California where he would raise Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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Although some lottery profits go to good causes, the game is often criticised for being a tax on the poor.