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DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa— If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it’s because they are getting larger and larger. Friday night’s Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It’s the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history and joins five other top 10 … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa | What happens if you win Mega Millions’ $900M jackpot?

DES MOINES, Iowa— Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | What happens if you win Mega Millions’ $900M jackpot?

What households need to know about the tax bill’s impact

December 21, 2017 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Federal taxes can be confounding in any typical year. But the Republican-led Congress’ mad dash to approve the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades has left many households unsure of what changes might await them come Jan. 1 and what they should do — if anything — before or … Continue reading What households need to know about the tax bill’s impact

In high-tax states, worries about pain from GOP tax plan

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J./November 6, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) — Homeowners in high-tax states like New Jersey, where a modest house within commuting distance of New York City can easily carry property taxes of over $15,000 a year, are wondering whether the Republican bill being sold as a tax cut would actually result in higher bills for them. … Continue reading In high-tax states, worries about pain from GOP tax plan