This week Mega Millions has one of the biggest jackpots ever.

It is estimated to be valued around $1 billion if the annuity option is chosen. Most people elect to take the lump sum (about $600 million). If you beat the odds of about 302 million to 1 and win by yourself, the first person in line to collect will be Uncle Sam.

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