It is being reported that exactly three tickets hit the record-setting $640 million Mega Millions jackpot last night, ending the nationwide lotto hysteria.
Tickets from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland had the lucky numbers 02-04-23-38-46, Mega Ball 23. Each ticket will payout $213 million before taxes. After taxes, each ticket is worth around $85 million. That’s a truckload of dough. Let’s hope TLC scrambles their cameras for the next episode of ‘The Lottery Changed My Life‘.
From AP story: Had you won the whole pot, and invested the $300 million conservatively, Steve Fazzari, an economics professor at Washington University in St. Louis, said you could have expected to collect a nice “salary” of about $7 million “after taxes every year for the rest of your life and the rest of the life of your heirs.”
Too bad Alabama had to sit and watch as 47 other states raked in the loot on lotto sales.