My advice to all of you prospective lottery winners remains the same as it was in 2016: If you win, decline the up-front cash and take the annuity.
The cash option is still massive, at $US904 million for Mega Millions and $US354.3 million for Powerball. And the top income tax rate is 37 percent, so I'd have to pay the difference between the two rates as well.
That would leave most of us disappointed but some lucky victor beset by a host of questions. But the sales are high, especially following a change Mega Millions made in October 2017.
The last time someone hit the jackpot was July 24, when a group in California won $543 million.
Still, about half of the approximately 320 million people living in the US are expected to play in today's Mega Millions drawing.
A political crisis in the wake of last year's elections also led to thousands of arrests and a number of deaths. Kolken says criminals sometimes embed themselves in migrant caravans and target unsuspecting individuals.
We've also evaluated the best free backup software and services , though no-cost options tend to be more limited in features. Microsoft has advised the users to wait till the time the newer Intel devices are available with the update.
Jubeir was the first senior Saudi official to speak on the record since the Saudis admitted on Saturday that Khashoggi was dead . Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate.
The highest peak in the range is the Dhaulagiri I, the seventh highest mountain in the world at 26,795 feet above sea level. Nine climbers had been reported missing in the country's worst climbing disaster in two years.
But even an extension would not get rid of the EU's insistence that such a backstop must be agreed to secure a deal. However, a European parliament official said there had been progress made towards setting a date for the meeting.
Customers from across the world appear to have suffered an outage of YouTube service for around 2 hours Tuesday. Because of YouTube's outage on Wednesday morning, users from all over the world could not see the videos on it.
On board the spacecraft were Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin (the commander of the Soyuz MS-10) and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. After their rescue, Hague and Ovchinin were set to be airlifted to a space flight training center outside of Moscow .
That was followed by a 6.8 quake at 11:16 p.m., a 6.5 magnitude quake at 11:23 p.m., a 4.9 at 11:36 p.m., a 4.3 at 12:13 a.m. More than 1000 earthquakes take place around the world every year - majority in area sitting on the Ring.
5 takeaways from Week 8 loss to MI
So another week of rest could do wonders for the wide receiver as next week we could get a more serious update on Black's return. His biggest game this season was an 84-yard performance against TCU, in a game where he also had several costly drops.
Two U.S. Navy warships sail through Taiwan Strait
The operation is said to ensure the U.S.'s free passage through the strategic waterway, according to a Reuters report on Saturday. Taiwan's defence ministry confirmed the transit saying "US ships routinely passed the global waters of the Taiwan Strait".
Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds 7
So far this year, eight US soldiers and three other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation service members have died in Afghanistan. Mattis commented on the attack in Kandahar during a break in meetings at an Asian security conference in Singapore.
Shanghai Masters 2018: Borna Ćorić beaten in the final
Novak Djokovic continued his superb form by beating Croatia's Borna Coric in the final of the Shanghai Masters . The Serb grabbed the opening set with a hold to love, having dropped just four points on his serve overall.
Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US
Four of them drowned, including James King of Dry Fork, Virginia. "The community's pretty resilient", said Gregg Troy, 67. Further inland half the buildings were reduced to piles of wood, and those still standing had been left heavily damaged.
Trump says he’ll talk to Saudis about missing journalist
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Saudis need to provide evidence to support their claim that he left the consulate. Security camera footage shows boxes being loaded into the van, which carried diplomatic number plates.