Going crackpot over jackpot: Americans go nuts over $ 2.2billion lottery

On Oct. 9, a nine-member office pool from Kaiser Permanente walked away with a $1 million lower-tier Mega Millions prize by matching five of the six numbers.

Winners in Maryland have 182 days after the drawing date to claim their prize.

But before then, players can try for an even bigger reward with the Mega Millions on Tuesday, now boasting a tally of $1.6 billion, bringing both lotteries to the aforementioned combined total of $2.22 billion.

The drawing for the record-breaking $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot is Tuesday, October 23, at 11 p.m. ET.

"I would donate to kidney and breast-cancer research", Davis said.

"We're really excited for how high this can go". Fifteen tickets matched five numbers for second-tier prizes of at least $1 million. "I'll come with my Cadillac and my armed guard licensed to carry fire arms, and i'm gonna take my money", he said.

Levine/NewscomAt some point in the near future, the record-high Mega Millions jackpot is going to make someone very, very rich.

$99 million has been collected in sales from the Powerball.

You are more likely to get struck by lightning than win the jackpot, at least in the United States. The largest jackpot in US history will be drawn on Tuesday night.

But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon vault someone into stratospheric wealth after the jackpots grew for months without a victor.

The last time someone hit the jackpot was July 24, when a group in California won $543 million.

"I would incorporate myself as a business and become my own company", Baron said inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, adding that he would also pay off his student loans and parents' mortgage and donate to charities if he wins. In the past, there have been cases where the court ruled in favor of the one coworker who physically purchased the ticket, meaning all of the other coworkers were out of luck.

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.

  • Wendy Palmer