As of this post, the projected payout for Tuesday's US multi-state Mega Millions drawing is $1.6 billion (US). I am sure by then, it will probably reach $2 billion. Yes, I bought a ticket for yesterday's drawing, but I also watched as people were spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a chance to win. I spent $2.00. How much would you spend and what would you do if you won? Remember, that current $1.6 billion is an annuity payment over around 30 years. If you took the cash instead, it would be around $910,000,000.00 (less taxes of course).