Sunday, January 02, 2011

Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million - The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $290 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

If there is a single winner in Tuesday night’s drawing, it will be the largest lottery payout to one person in U.S. history. A winner choosing the cash option would take home $182 million.

Most large lottery prizes are split up among several winners. The largest jackpot ever was a $390 million prize in March 2007 that was split between two ticket holders.

The largest Powerball jackpot — $365 million — was divided among eight Nebraska meat packers in 2006. In 2008, Robert and Tonya Harris of Portal, Ga., claimed a $275 million Mega Millions jackpot and took home $167 million.


Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million

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