Friday, March 30, 2012

The craziness of half billion dollar Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Wow. That Mega Millions jackpot is huge. Over 600,000 Million dollars. Crazy. Over half billion dollars! But what is even crazier is reading all the media reports of how much money people spend (throw away!) on buying tickets.

I read about one person spending $2,600 on tickets! Wow. Of even the guy who doubled his weekly purchase of $25 to $50! He's spending over $1000 a year on a whole lot of bad math.

I might buy 2 or 3 tickets a year. I don't think I will be anywhere near a place that sells tickets today otherwise I might throw my $1 into the mix. But I've also heard about long lines to get tickets.

Can't wait to hear about the winning person(s). Wonder if all that money is going to improve their lives.

2 comments:

Live Simply- Live Well said...

Hopefully they will use some of it for others who are in need to!

working.for.money said...

@Live Simply- Live Well
Yeah, I couldn't agree more.