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Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots 2018: Things you need to consider if you win

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots 2018: Things you need to consider if you winYou probably won't win Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot, which at $ 1.6 billion is the biggest in lottery history. But if you do, here are things you need to consider.



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Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions jackpot hits $  1.6B, thanks to worsening oddsDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger.



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What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?

What happens if you win Mega Millions' $  1.6B jackpot?DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $ 1.6 billion. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.



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Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $  1.6 billionSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $ 1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.



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Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Mega Millions players would spend $  1.6B on bills, charityCHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $ 1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.



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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1bn and could grow even bigger

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $  1bn and could grow even biggerThis week’s Mega Millions lottery has reached the highest jackpot in the game’s history—$ 1 billion (£765m). This is the biggest jackpot that the Mega Millions has ever had. The 2016 Powerball jackpot was $ 1.56bn.



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Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $  1 BillionThe Mega Millions jackpot has surged to a record $ 1 billion ahead of Friday



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Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $1 billion

Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $  1 billionA single winner taking the cash lump sum would receive about $ 565.6 million.



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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both continue to rise

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both continue to riseThe Mega Millions and Powerball are now at more than $ 1.3 billion combined.



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Record $667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs

Record $  667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot up for grabsThe new jackpot, which eclipses the previous high of $ 656 million, follows an 11-week winless streak for the top prize of the Mega Millions lottery. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown with each of the 23 semi-weekly drawings that failed to producer a top winner since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $ 543 million jackpot. The odds of hitting the jackpot by matching all six numbers correctly are an astronomical one in 302.6 million, but the odds of turning a Mega Millions ticket into a winner of any kind, including a $ 2 prize simply for matching the “Mega ball,” are a more down-to-Earth one in 24.



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