Between the country's two biggest lottery games, nearly $500 million in jackpot money is on the table this week. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $303 million and Powerball's top prize is now $193 million, following weekend drawings that yielded no tickets hitting all winning numbers. If you manage to nab the jackpot in either of this week's drawings — Tuesday night for Mega Millions and Wednesday night for Powerball — the first thing to do is take a deep breath and resist the urge to announce your exciting news to the world, experts say. Instead, consider what's ahead. When you come into a life-changing amount of money, there's more involved than suddenly having a big bank account and deciding what you want to buy. This is what you do if you win the lottery from CNBC. "With great wealth comes great responsibility," said certified financial planner Jim Shagawat, president of Windfall Wealth Advisors in Paramus, New Jersey. Here are some … [Read more...] about Nearly $500 Million Up for Grabs in Mega Millions and Powerball. Here Are Three Big Decisions for Jackpot Winners
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Half a billion no more. The sole winning ticket for Tuesday night's $522 million Mega Millions jackpot — the fifth-largest prize in the game's 16-year history — was sold at a California liquor store, lottery officials said. 'Vomit Fraud' Could Increase the Cost of an Uber Ride, Some Say It was not immediately clear who won the top prize. Kewal Sachdev and his family own Ernie's Liquors in San Jose, where the winning ticket was sold. They will received $1 million for selling the jackpot winner. Late Tuesday, Sachdev's family gathered at their store to celebrate their fortune, NBC Bay Area reported. They said some of the money will go to charities and to their employees. Greek Wildfires: 79 Dead; Rescue Crews Search for Missing "It means a lot right now," Kewal Sachdev said. "This has been an exciting roll," said Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland lottery and gaming director, in a press release after … [Read more...] about Winning Mega Millions Ticket for $522M Jackpot Sold in California
By Ken Martin Published July 25, 2018 Features FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print article (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) There is one winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing. Continue Reading Below The jackpot is worth $522 million. The winning numbers of 1-2-4-19-29, plus a Powerball of 20, were worth the fifth largest payout in the game's history following 22 consecutive failed draws, according to Reuters. The winning ticket was sold at Ernie's Liquors in San Jose, California. The winner can either take the entire $522 million in installments or an immediate lump sum of $308 million. The largest Mega Millions lottery grand prize was $656 million, won in 2012, split by three winners that matched all the numbers. … [Read more...] about California ticket wins $522 million Mega Millions jackpot
The Mega Millions jackpot was raised Tuesday afternoon to $522 million, boosting statewide ticket sales, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery director said. Bishop Woosley said Mega Millions officials raised the jackpot $10 million around noon in response to high ticket sales nationally. Woosley said he did not know exact sales figures for Arkansas but called Mega Million purchases "excellent" for July. Mega Millions jackpots have increased since the multi-state association that oversees the game raised the ticket price from $1 to $2 last October. The prize grows faster but is harder to win. Woosley said there have been several multimillion-dollar jackpots since the changes took effect. The largest prize was $533 million, claimed by a New Jersey man in March. "Anytime we have a high Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots, our sales jump," Woosley said. "And anytime you see that huge boost to sales, that's a good thing for us." It's also a positive sign for the lottery's scholarship program, … [Read more...] about Arkansas lottery director says Mega Millions sales ‘excellent’ as jackpot reaches $522 million
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