- The top prize for Tuesday night's drawing marks the fourth-largest lottery jackpot ever. It has surged to $810 million — up from an earlier estimated $790 million.
- The cash option, which most jackpot winners choose instead of an annuity, is $470.1 million.
- However, a big piece of that would end up going to taxes.
The top prize has surged to $810 million for Tuesday night's drawing — up from an earlier estimated $790 million — after no ticket matched all six numbers pulled Friday night. If won at that amount, it would mark the fourth-largest lottery prize ever awarded.
And, it would come with a sizable tax bill. Whether the prize is taken as an annuity of 30 payments over 29 years or as an immediate, reduced cash lump sum, taxes end up taking a big bite out of any winnings.