680 Million Dollar Jackpot! Are You Going To Play? UPDATE
There are a LOT of people that say that the odds are too long, or I never win and "It's like throwing money away" and other reasons not to play. But what if you DID!!! What if you plunked down a couple of bucks, and it turned into 680 Million dollars!!! WOW WOW WOW What if it happened to you? WOW
The lack of winner from Tuesday night's drawing means the estimated jackpot will grow to an estimated $500 million for a drawing Friday, according to the official Mega Millions website. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET and Tuesday night's drawing took place in Atlanta.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot were estimated at about 1 in 176 million, according to lottery officials.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won was $390 million in March 2007, according to Mega Millions.
The winner is selected through five balls drawn from a set of balls numbered one through 56, and one ball is drawn from a set numbered one through 46.
While there are nine ways to win a prize, starting from $2, ticket buyers across the country have their eyes on the $500 million jackpot, which has been growing since Jan. 24. That's when Mega Millions had its most recent jackpot winner, Marcia Adams, 33, from Georgia. She won $72 million and chose the cash option of $52 million.
The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.
The estimated jackpot is based on national sales up to the time of the drawing. In the last drawing, in which there was no jackpot winner, almost 2.9 million tickets won Mega Millions prizes.
Well I am going to play this Friday, I probably won't win...BUT if I do I won't be here on Monday!