Didn't win Powerball's $2 billion jackpot? You may be still be one of the 22 people who won $1 million

Didn't win Powerball's $2 billion jackpot? You may be still be one of the 22 people who won $1 million

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The largest lottery jackpot in history went to one lucky winner earlier this week. But an estimated 22 people may have million-dollar tickets on their hands.

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The person in California who purchased the jackpot-winning ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball number to secure a $2.04 billion prize.

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But matching five of the numbers still means a $1 million payout — and 22 people across 16 different states may have winning tickets, according to Powerball.

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Those million-dollar winners would still face the hefty taxes that take a bite out of lottery winnings.

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The automatic 24% federal tax rate would take a $1 million payout down to $760,000, according to Powerball's tax calculator.

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Local income and prize taxes could bring that number down further, depending on where they live.

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Regardless of the final total, winners would be smart to carefully plan how to use the money.

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While smaller-prize winners may not feel the need to maintain anonymity as much as major jackpot winners,

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a six-figure cash windfall can certainly change your life — and unlike jackpot winners, you may not have the option to receive your

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