LARGEST JACKPOT IN U.S. HISTORY
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached $540 Million USD (half a billion dollars) and folks are lining up for a chance to win the largest sum in U.S. lotto history! Just to put things into perspective an article in the San Francisco Chronicle breaks down the numbers. $540 Million translates into $389 Million after taxes, with about $23 Million going directly to the state of the winning ticket holder. Entertainment or funding during bad economic times? Do the math.