$1.35 Billion Mega Millions Winner Took Home Half

A Ticketholder from Maine won a Mega Millions jackpot in January which was the fourth largest lucky draw win in the US.

Maine is the easternmost state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States.

Nobody knows who the winner is, as he chose to remain anonymous. He opted for a lumpsum payout of the prize.

After winning a mega millions prize the winner can chose lumpsum prize amount or can take full amount in a span of few years.

The ticketholder who won $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot took home $498 million as payout after state and federal taxes.

In this big win of $1.35 billion a major portion of the amount went to federal tax of $173.3 million and state taxes worth $51 million.

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