Up for grabs is $1.6 billion in the Mega Millions lotto.
You could be the lucky victor of the world's largest lottery jackpot after six winning numbers were drawn for Mega Millions' $1.6 billion jackpot.
Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing is for a jackpot estimated at $1.6 billion, which would be the nation's largest ever.
For Mega Millions, players choose six numbers: five from a range of white balls, numbered 1 to 70, and one number for the Mega Ball, with a range of 1 to 25.
As you might imagine, Mega Millions tickets are selling like insane where people can get them - in 44 states and the District of Columbia, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tuesday was no different, many waited in line to purchase one or many. The drawing took place Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.More news: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi death `a mistake`: Saudi Arabia
If Leona Rhodes hits all the winning numbers in the drawing for $1.6 billion, she says she'd help her family.
The Powerball jackpot also has climbed.
The amount of prize money the tickets will win is still undetermined, according to California Lottery. But the odds aren't especially favorable, at about 1 in 88 quadrillion (that's 88,000,000,000,000,000).
If the odds of winning either Mega Millions or Powerball don't seem very big enough, how about winning them both? The more tickets sold, the more the jackpots grow, leading to more players and. you get the idea.
The store owner said they normally sell 400-500 lottery tickets on drawing days. But officials say with so many tickets being purchased, the likelihood of rollover becomes increasingly slim.
Melissa Labant, a tax policy expert at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said winners should realize that while taxes are initially withheld when prizes are awarded, more money will likely be due at tax time as people suddenly are in up to a 37 percent tax bracket.