After tonight's MegaMillions lottery drawing, someone could be walking away $636 million richer. The odds of winning, however, are less enticing: 1-to-259,000,000. But that doesn't mean it's not a good investment! Someone, somewhere, someday is probably going to become disgustingly rich. And that disgusting person…
Virginia Pike, from, heh, Virginia, is infinitely more lucky than you. In fact, she's twice as infinitely more lucky because she won a $1 million lottery prize TWICE in the same day. What!
You did not win the $640 Mega Millions jackpot this past Friday. But neither did all of the idiots out there who tried to fake it—some of them pretty darn convincingly. Dr. Neal Krawetz over at the Hacker Factor blog went out and squashed one of the especially convincing fakes. Here's how.
We've already told you how impossible it is to win the Mega Millions lottery, but if you still want to buy it, that's fine! We support every Joe Everyperson out there having a little fun and possibly winning some money. But you people that are already rich? WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? STOP IT. JUST STOP IT.
The MegaMillions jackpot was just raised to $540 million, and a $380 million lump-sum cash payout. That's a big enough score that buying a ticket actually makes economic sense, even at 175.7 million to one odds. Crazy!