3:23 PM PDT, March 30, 2012
We're willing to bet even an occupier would take the job at this point. Today's the day folks! The drawing for the largest Mega Million Lottery Jackpot ever!!
Thanks to the millions of people across the nation buying up as many $1 tickets as they can, hoping for over a half a billion dollar return on their investment, the jackpot started at $540 million Friday morning. Then it jumped to $640 million before noon, bumping up the cash value to $462 million, and it's expected to continue to climb before the numbers are drawn this evening. More than $3.3 million in tickets sales before 10 A.M. in Texas alone!
Then you've got people like Washington Wizards' rookie, Chris Singleton, channeling their inner Scrooge McDuck. The NBA player bought $10,000 worth of lottery tickets even though he's expected to rake in more than $1.4 million this year on his own. It's just never enough for some people.
There've been eight Mega Million winners in Texas since 2004, so who's to say it can't happen again? While your odds of winning are 1 in 176 million, which means statistically, you're 17 times more likely to get hit by falling airplane parts than winning the cash, all you need is a stroke of luck.
Or you can buy 176 million tickets and have every possible combination of numbers... so you're guaranteed to win!