Here is what you need to know if you win the third-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.

Taxes, con artists, and friends and family will probably be attracted to the third-largest Mega Millions jackpot winner's claim, according to experts.

The first and most crucial piece of financial advice is probably what you shouldn't do if you have the winning ticket in light of all the attention, however.

Rob Burnette, a financial and investment counsellor at Outlook Financial Center in Troy, Ohio, advised against proclaiming your victory aloud.

Keep it secret if you're fortunate enough to win the jackpot. Create a plan and organise yourself. If possible, think about maintaining your anonymity.

Over $1 billion has been won in the Mega Millions jackpot.

After no one matched all six numbers on Tuesday night to claim the top prize, the enormous Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $1.02 billion.

The new anticipated jackpot will rank as the fourth-largest lottery prize in the country.

Since April 15, nobody has matched all six of the game's chosen numbers, which has resulted in the jackpot growing significantly. 

That's 29 lotteries in a row without a significant winner.

The numbers for Tuesday were 07-29-60-63-66; the Mega Ball was 15.

For winners who select the annuity option, which is paid out annually over 30 years, the prize is worth $1.02 billion

The majority of winners choose the cash option, which for the upcoming drawing on Friday night is anticipated to be $602.5 million.

One in 302.5 million people have a chance of winning the jackpot.

Along with 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands, Mega Millions is also played there. State lotteries are in charge of organising the game.

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