What if you win Mega Millions $970,000,000 jackpot?

Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

The total tickets for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing passed the 1 million mark before 11 a.m.

The largest lottery jackpot in United States history was $1.6 billion from a Powerball game in January 2016.

Illinois Lottery officials will give away 970 Mega Millions lottery tickets in Rockford Friday to promote the game's estimated $970 million jackpot - the second-largest lottery jackpot ever in the U.S.

Excitement over the Mega Millions record has attracted attention from those who do not ordinarily buy tickets. As of Thursday afternoon, the Mega Millions jackpot stood at just under $1 billion - $970 million, to be precise.

He added: 'When people ask me, I just tell them that the odds of a lottery game make it a game of fate.

The next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. EST Friday.

Most people take the cash payout.

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There are still taxes to be paid on top of the winning amount but if there is a single victor, they would become richer than Taylor Swift or Elton John.

If a player is lucky enough to win, Uniondale lawyer Jason Kurland, who has worked with 30 lottery winners, has some advice for would-be lotto winners.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number.

The jackpot hit a whopping $868 million on Wednesday, and the prize tempted so many people to buy Mega Millions tickets that the jackpot was increased yet again.

The odds of winning Mega Million are one in 302.5 million. "The reality is you can do a lot better with your money than spending it on lottery tickets".

"It really draws in what we call the infrequent player", says Johnson. "The way you want to think about it is that there are set amount of numbers in the game, and it's you against probability, not against the other players".

KDKA money editor Jon Delano admits he nearly never buys lottery tickets.

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