Between the Powerball and the Mega- Million lottery, there is close to $500 million up for grabs to some lucky person or persons.

The Mega Millions jackpot is at $303 million for Tuesday nights drawing and the Powerball jackpot is at $193 million for the drawing Wednesday night. That is a lot of money even if you only win one of the games!

If you win a jackpot, you have to remember with the cash comes the headaches. You'll have friends that you never heard of and some relatives who you never knew were blood will knock on your door.

In some states, you have to release your identity. This does not apply in North Dakota. And remember Uncle Sam will want his greedy hands on some of your cash. Then you have the state and local tax which can be as high as 25% but in North Dakota, we have the lowest state tax to grab some of your cash at 2.9% according to

Figure out your best numbers and try your luck if you play the lotto. As usual, the local stores in Bismarck and the area always see a surge in traffic when the lotto jackpots are in huge amounts.

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