NEWSMega Millions and Powerball lottery winners through the years in photosIndianapolis StarOctober 2012: Bondurant's Lohse family won a Powerball jackpot prize worth $202.1 million. Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich, right, congratulates the winners, Mary, left, and Brian, at a news conference after the couple claimed the prize.Rodney White/The RegisterCharles Mull of Greencastle, Pa., recently claimed a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket that was sold at a Hagerstown store.Courtesy Of Maryland LotteryKristi Williams, left, and Kelly Blount, both sales associates at the Trex Mart in Dearborn, Missouri, pose for a cell phone photograph, Thursday, November 29, 2012, holding a paper Powerball receipt stating one of the national winners purchased a winning lottery ticket inside the gas station. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)DAVID EULITT, MCTBridget Turgeon, one of the 42 Taco Comfort Solutions winners, showed up at Lottery headquarters in Cranston to claim the $1 million PowerBall prize her group won. [The Providence Journal/Steve Szydlowski]The Providence Journal/Steve SzyA MillerCoors Brewery office pool in Albany won a $1M prize playing Powerball from the June 9 drawing. Among the winners pictured (from left) are Clarence McNeal, Larry Gooden, Dennis Starcher, Claude Strickland, Donald Talley and Ernest Speir.Savannah Morning BsportThese eight coworkers at Fed Ex in Hope Mills split a winning $2 million Powerball ticket on Thursday. Shown here in no particular order are Michael Walker of Raeford, Robert Peterson III of Fayetteville, Phillip Freeman of Rowland, Catherine Simpson of Raeford, Tharp Bordeaux of Elizabethtown,Mickey Sessoms of Marston and Derick Hunt and John Oxendine, each of Lumberton.ContributedAfter receiving a ceremonial check at Louisville Slugger Museum, Powerball winner David Edwards, of Westwood, Ky., answered reporters' questions yesterday with fiancee Shawna Maddux at his side. They may move to Las Vegas or Florida.Courier-Journal ArchivesJuan Mendez-Galarza of Paterson bought a $1 million winning Powerball ticket at W & R Mini Market & Deli on Nagle Street in Paterson. Galarza is shown at the store, finding out that he is a winner.Amy Newman/NorthJersey.comMavis L. Wanczyk, right, poses with Massachusetts state treasurer Deborah Goldberg on Aug. 24, 2017, after coming forward only hours after winning the $758 million multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot.Barry Chin, The Boston Globe Via EPAPowerball winners.CourtesyCindy Ooley of Fishers holds the ceremonial check for $1 million Powerball win with Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor.Provided/Hoosier LotteryBig decision: Winners of lotteries have the option of taking their winnings as an immediate lump sum or as an annuity spread over many years. The ultimate annuity value is higher, but you must wait for most of the money to arrive. Pensions and Social Security retirement benefits are other common examples of annuities. In the case of lottery winnings, the yearly payout typically increases over time. | LEFT: Claude "Al" G. and his wife field media questions about their Powerball win in 2014.Gretel Daugherty/APCharles W. Jackson Jr. is introduced as the winner of Saturday's Powerball jackpot on June 4, 2019 at the N.C. Education Lottery headquarters.Travis Long, APMarie Holmes claims a third o the $564 million Powerball jackpotABC BsportHere is Tayeb Souami of Little Ferry as he was introduced as the $351.3 Million Powerball Winner. He purchased the winning ticket in Hackensack.Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.comPowerball winner Melvin Rhodes, left, with his grandson, Mike, jokes with cashier Mollie Cox while buying lottery tickets April 21, 2000, at Ray's Superior Food Market in Whitley County, Ky. Every Friday for 12 years Rhodes has made the 48-mile drive from his home in Clinton to purchase $35 worth of tickets. His diligence paid off this week when he won the $79.7 million jackpot. Rhodes dies in September 2004 at age 78.Paul Efird/Bsport SentinelPowerball winners John and Lisa Robinson speak during a press conference at the Tennessee Lottery office Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.Andrew Nelles / The TennesseanBillie Lawler of Austin won $750,000 in the Mega Millions in 2005, but less than five years later she was out of money. Her daughter pleaded guilty to crimes related to taking the money in March 2018 and was sentenced to 10 years of probation Wednesday in Travis County. HANDOUTAmerican-Statesman StaffMega Millions winner Joe Denette (left) talked with his driver Jason White before last Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville Speedway. Denette cleared nearly $30 million in the 2009 lottery and used some of the money to buy a NASCAR team. (Don Coble/Morris Bsport Service)Savannah Morning BsportStephanie and Kevin Blake of Waterford, winners of $21 million in the Mega Millions Jackpot, speak during a press conference at the Michigan Lottery office in Sterling Heights on Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017.Eric Seals, Detroit Free PressKelsey Zachow, 24, of Port Huron holds a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot check. Zachow, along with her family, received the check in Sterling Heights.Jessica J. Trevino/Detroit Free Press$180 million Mega Millions winner Rick Knudsen of Calimesa and his wife Lorie at the California Lottery Inland Empire District Office in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.Photo Courtesy California LotteryHarold Diamond, 80, of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, is pictured with his wife Carol, left, and New York Lottery personality Yolanda Vega Monday. Diamond, a retired elementary school principal, was the sole winner of a $326 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn on November 4, 2014.Courtesy Of New York LotteryJesus Davila Jr., 70, of Naperville, Ill., smiles as Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones holds Davila's winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at a news conference in Chicago. The Illinois Lottery presented Davila with a $265 million check as winner of the jackpot in the Jan. 16 Mega Millions drawing. It was the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)M. Spencer Green, APTammy Pratt of South Fallsburg is the winner of a $126 million jackpot in Mega millions. Pratt, a real estate broker, received her check Wednesday from the New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega. MEREDITH ZARITHENY/TIMES HERALD-RECORDMEREDITH ZARITHENY/TIMES HERALD-RECORDMega Millions lottery co-winner Ed Nabors holds up a pillow yesterday with the words "gone fishing" embroidered on it, as his sister, Becky Dunlap, and brother-in-law David Dunlap hold his before-tax check during a news conference at the Georgia Lottery office.Photos/THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJason McCullar, left, talks to his mother Carolyn McCullar at left, as his father, Jim McCullar, right, the winner of a Mega Millions lottery jackpot, talks to reporters, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Olympia, Wash. The McCullars will split the $380 million prize with another person who has not yet come forward, who purchased a ticket in Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Ted S. Warren, APGretchen Dizer, center, of the New York Lottery draw team introduces Andrew Porter of Loch Sheldrake as Sullivan County's newest and richest lottery millionaire during a ceremony at Loch Sheldrake Food Mart on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Porter purchased a winning $5 million Mega Money Multiplier scratch-off ticket at the store on Route 52. Store owner Shahid Iqbal is at left.TOM BUSHEY/Times Herald-RecordPaul White, of Ham Lake, Minn., holds up his winning amount as Minnesota Lottery executive director Ed Van Petten, right, looks on during news conference after White was announced as one of the winners of the $448.4 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday.Jim Mone APDave Resnick, of Sheboygan, attended a press conference Monday with his daughter, Alyssa Resnick. Resnick is a recent $1 million Powerball state lottery winner.Kali Thiel/Sheboygan Press MediaPatricia Todd, of Sevierville, is the winner of a $50,000 Powerball prize with a ticket purchased in South Knox County.Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.