Mega Millions

"Then I woke up and checked my tickets. I checked the fourth ticket and I saw the ‘4′ and then the next number and the next number and the next number,” Dowe told the Associated Press. “I’m like, ‘Wow!’ It was just crazy.” The odds of Dowe winnings were estimated at 1 in 12.6 million, according to official rules

A lot of money is at stake in this week's lottery drawings with an estimated $850 million in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and an estimated $730 million in Wednesday's Powerball jackpot. That's a combined $1.58 billion, before taxes, and roughly $632 million in combined taxes for a lump-sum payment of $948 million.