If you've ever had a windfall of money, you know there are always people (most from the government) who will have their hand out wanting a part of it. That would especially be the case if you won the $1.9 billion dollar Powerball. How much would you really take home? The actual number will likely surprise you even if your expectations are low based not just on national taxes, but also the state of Missouri.
As of this writing, tonight's Mega Millions lottery jackpot stands at $660 million, which makes the 10pm drawing now the 3rd biggest jackpot ever. Only two billion-dollar jackpots have ever been higher; $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23rd, 2018, and $1.050 billion won in Michigan on January 22nd, 2021.