There’s more than a half billion dollars up for grabs in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing.
The winning numbers are: 11-28-31-46-59. The Megaball is 1.
If you’re lucky enough to win, there are two ways you can claim your prize.
Some players told 22News, they prefer the lump-sum option.
“I would take it all up front, because it would give me the opportunity to invest and be in control of my own money,” said George Sloma of Agawam.
If you go with the cash option, keep in mind ‘Uncle Sam’ will take 25 percent. And the Massachusetts Department of Revenue will take 5 percent. Leaving you with “only” $317 million after taxes.
Friday night’s jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game’s history.