There is just hours left until the next billion-dollar lottery drawing,
Despite Tuesday night's $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot,
the winner could only walk away with $15.8 million if they make an unusual choice.
Those who wish to collect the entire $1.05 billion prize will need to be patient.
As opposed to becoming a billionaire overnight, the sole winner would receive
their prize money in smaller fractions over 30 years through an annuity.
The Associated Press reported that if a winner chooses the annuity option,
He or she will receive an initial payout plus 29
Annual payments that increase by 5 percent yearly.