Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $400 Million, Second Biggest Ever
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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $400 million for Friday’s drawing, making it the second-largest payout in the game’s history.
The winner who takes the lump-sum cash payout would receive $216.4 million.
Five tickets in Tuesday’s drawing matched the first five numbers, winning $1 million. Those tickets were bought in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and two in Ohio.
Tuesday numbers were: 5 12 22 41 65, with a gold ball of 13.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850.
In Illinois after you pay 25 percent in federal and 5 percent in state taxes your one-time take would be $151,480,000, according to USA Mega. For those living in Indiana, the payout would be $154,947,000, after paying federal and 3.4. percent in state taxes.
With that kind of money, you could buy Michael Jordan’s Highland Park estate at an upcoming auction (about $21-$29 million) and also buy a massive city residence–the penthouse at Trump Tower ($32 million) and still have about $90-100 million left over.
The jackpot is the fifth-largest in North American lottery history.
The biggest Mega Million jackpot of $656 million was won in March 2012.
Illinois was among three states that sold winning tickets.