Some Twitter users calculated the value of the Super Millions huge stake after paying a fee, and the results are disappointing.
After Tuesday night's drawing ended without an official winner, the Mega Millions top prize increased to $1.35 billion.
According to Twitter, the eventual winner would take home no more than $1 billion at the end of the day.
Jared Dillian, a business author, conducted a thorough analysis of the total lottery earnings.
"The $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Cash value is $568.7 million.
With a 45% tax rate, you are left with about $313 million. If you chose to invest your capital in 4.5%-yielding T-bills instead,
You would earn around $38,500 per day, or $14 million annually. You think you could subsist on that?
Twitter declared the IRS the "Uber Millions winner."