$865 Million In Mega Millions. Would You Share?
Have you purchased a Mega Millions ticket for tonight's drawing? The Jackpot amount is the second-largest in Mega Millions history, at $865,000,000. The largest jackpot came back in 2018 and was an astounding $1.5 BILLION. The previous largest amount was roughly $656,000,000 back in 2012, so, tonight's prize is significant.
Of course, if you've already purchased your ticket, you're likely aware that the POWERBALL JACKPOT for tomorrow night is an estimated $730,000,000 and odds are not much better for you to walk away a winner with that one. While Powerball offers odds of winning at right around 292,000,000 to 1 - Mega Millions is roughly one in 300,000,000.
This time, I've teamed up with a co-worker to throw our money away together. Two bucks each - two tickets purchased. Seems fairly safe and sane for a little amusement and if we hit it big -- we'd go from a couple of co-workers to successful investors.
What would someone do with that kind of money? $865 Million goes a long way, even after taxes.
Well, if you're married and you live in Washington State, you most assuredly will share equally with your spouse, as this is a community property state and everything is shared and shared alike. So, if you think about getting a divorce AFTER you've won and think you can get away with a plan to withhold that little stash of cash - you can't. Others have tried and failed. Sorry.