The latest Mega Millions lottery jackpot has passed $1 billion for only the third time in the lottery game’s 26-year history. That’s, well, a lot of money. How much? Here’s one way to think about it: Let’s say you’ve just scored a dream salary of $1 million a year. Go, you! So, at that blistering…

Rick VanderKnyff writes for NerdWallet. Email: rvanderknyff@nerdwallet.com.

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