How Much Of Jackpot Left After Taxes?

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At a glance

  • Mega Millions tickets are flying out of lottery machines all over the country, with a record-breaking $1.35 billion jackpot on the line on Jan. 13, 2023.
  • While millions of Americans are already thinking about the numbers they want to play and counting every possible way they’d spend this massive payout, you might want to take a time out — because Uncle Sam wants his cut too!
  • Yes, if there’s a Mega Millions winner in this drawing, they’ll see a hefty chunk of change go to the government, but how much exactly will come out of the jackpot for taxes?

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