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Mega Millions jackpot leaps to $600 million. Here’s how much the winner would pay in taxes

Finance
Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesNo, you didn't hit the $ 520 million Mega Millions jackpot.The lottery game's top prize has climbed to a whopping $ 600 million for Tuesday night's drawing, following no ticket matching all six numbers drawn Friday night. The amount marks the 8th-largest jackpot in lottery history. And Powerball's jackpot, meanwhile, is an estimated $ 470 million for Saturday night's drawing.Of course, the advertised amounts are not what winners would end up with. Lottery officials are required to withhold 24% of big wins for federal taxes. And that's only the start of what you would pay to Uncle Sam and, typically, state coffers.More from Personal Finance:Some newlyweds face a marriage tax penaltyHere are three of my worst money mistakesAvoid mistakes when...
Frank Lampard: How much pressure is the Chelsea boss under after latest defeat?

Frank Lampard: How much pressure is the Chelsea boss under after latest defeat?

Sports
The sight of Chelsea's marquee summer signing Timo Werner crumpling feebly to the floor after kicking the flag instead of the ball while taking a corner summed up one the most wretched days Frank Lampard has endured as Chelsea manager.It was of no significance to the outcome, coming two minutes from the end of this magnificent Manchester City procession with Pep Guardiola's side leading 3-0.Even so, this almost comic moment epitomised the sheer haplessness of Chelsea's performance, the inability to perform even the most basic tasks, that will have raised eyebrows at every level of Stamford Bridge, including the club's notoriously demanding hierarchy.Firstly, the sheer flowing brilliance of City must be fully acknowledged, the final 3-1 scoreline nowhere near a true reflection of their supe...
Good riddance 2020! Much of the world sees in New Year with muted celebrations

Good riddance 2020! Much of the world sees in New Year with muted celebrations

World
New Year's Eve celebrations were muted by coronavirus restrictions in London and New York, while countries including Australia and New Zealand welcomed in 2021 with impressive firework displays.Big Ben ushered in 2021 with its chimes in an eerily subdued London, which would typically be packed with swathes of people waiting to watch a dazzling display of fireworks. Bars and pubs that in past years would be filled with people singing Auld Lang Syne sat empty and silent across the whole country. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player UK welcomes in the New Year ...
‘Much more than a great pub landlady’: Tributes pour in as Dame Barbara Windsor dies

‘Much more than a great pub landlady’: Tributes pour in as Dame Barbara Windsor dies

Entertainment
Dame Barbara Windsor - best known for her roles as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and in the Carry On films - has died aged 83.She died peacefully at 8.35pm on Thursday at a London care home with her husband Scott Mitchell by her side, after suffering from dementia. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Dame Barbara had "campaigned for the lonely and the vulnerable - and cheered the world up with her own British brand of harmless sauciness and innocent scandal". Image: Barbara Windsor with the Queen and actor Steve McFadden in the Queen Vic pub in EastEnders In a moving tribute, Mr Mitchell called her his "precious Bar" and said: "I've lost my wife, my best friend and soulmate and my heart or life will never feel the same without you....

Here’s how much your company’s 401(k) match could be worth in retirement

Finance
Getty ImagesIf you're working and have access to a 401(k) plan, socking away at least enough money to grab the company's matching contribution is key, experts say.Yet how much is that extra cash worth?Most companies that offer these workplace retirement plans will match your contributions up to a certain amount. Depending on your salary and the matching formula used, that could translate into thousands of extra dollars going toward your nest egg every year. And after leaving it there to grow? Your future self may thank you.More from Personal Finance:Here's where to invest your money in 2021, advisors sayWhat Biden's presidency may mean for consumer protectionsYou’re running out of time to use these tax-advantaged funds"It's so important to take every bit of money your company wants to give...