Record US$1.6 billion jackpot too much for some US lottery players

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But much of the focus has been on Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and what would be the largest jackpot prize in USA history. If one person gets all of the numbers, they can choose the lump-sum cash payout and walk away with nearly $905 million after taxes.

The largest jackpot in USA history will be drawn on Tuesday night.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at $620 million. As of 2016, North Carolina devoted a smaller portion of its total budget to education than it did before starting the lottery.

"As the saying goes, 'A rising tide lifts all boats, '" said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta.

Also, a $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Ingham County, Michigan, according to a local news report. "To say this is an exciting time for players and lotteries is an understatement!" Say I were the sole victor of the $1.6 billion jackpot (lucky me). If you take the payout, which most winners do, it's $904 million.

The winning numbers for the largest lottery jackpot in USA history will be picked tonight. Neither ticket has yet been claimed. And nobody had the Mega Millions winning numbers last week, when the jackpots hit $868 million on Tuesday and $1 billion on Friday - both of which would have set records as the highest Mega Millions jackpots ever.

In Maryland, however, a lottery victor can choose to remain anonymous only if they don't claim the prize through a trust, Maryland Lottery and Gaming said. This particular jackpot started at $40 million in July, and week after week, no one drew the winning numbers, but the tickets keep getting bought.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each, or $3 for Mega Millions tickets with Megaplier, an option that can increase non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times.

Some states allow winners to claim their prize through a trust to avoid publicity.

Players must be 18 or older to buy and cash tickets.