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Didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot? You still need an estate plan — here’s what to do

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Didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot? You still need an estate plan — here’s what to do

Whoever won that ginormous Mega Millions $1.337 billion jackpot needs some serious estate planning advice. Sadly, you were not the winner, and neither was I. Even so, I need an estate plan, and you probably do too. The vast majority of folks are not currently exposed to the federal estate tax, thanks to today’s ultra-generous $12.06 million exemption for singles — or effectively $24.12 million for married couples.