It’s not every day you become a multimillionaire. But for the lucky holders of the two winning tickets this weekend, that unlikely event just became a reality.
The lone winning Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire is worth up to $570 million, and the Mega Millions winning ticket in Florida scored $450 million.
The $570 million Powerball ranks as the fifth largest in the game’s history, and the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. The $450 million Mega Millions jackpot ranks as the fourth largest in the game’s history.
Of course, that’s before taxes. And choices the winners make now could influence how much they walk away with, as well as how far those winnings go.
Here are a few things that should top the winners’ to-do list: