THE HUGE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT HAS CREATED A NATION FULL OF DAYDREAMERS.
SOT: (Terry Hopkins, Dallas resident)
“Very first thing I’d do? In all probability repay lots of payments.”
(SOT: Dennis Void, New York resident)
“Very first thing I’d do is care for my grandchildren. I’ve an eleven-year-old daughter, make sure that she’s set for school and the whole lot, and ensure all of my grands(kids)’ school is paid for in full, and care for relations and me and my spouse will resolve what we’ll do from there.”
THE REVAMPED LOTTERY MEANS MORE NUMBERS TO CHOOSE FROM AND YOUR ODDS HAVE GONE FROM 1 IN 175 MILLION TO 1 IN 259 MILLION.
(SOT: Professor Scott Norris, arithmetic division, Southern Methodist College)
“The likelihood of 1 ticket shedding is kind of shut to at least one, the chances of profitable are about one in 259 million. Uh, subtract one from that quantity and divide by 259 million and that is your odds of shedding – nearly precisely one.”
DESPITE THE EVEN SLIMMER CHANCES�.
(SOT: Will Wong, DC resident):
“Everybody says that however I determine I am unable to win if I do not play.”
PEOPLE SEEM MORE DETERMINED TO PLAY. EXACTLY WHAT LOTTERY OFFICIALS EXPECTED.
(SOT: Buddy Roogow, D.C. lottery government director):
“On this sport, when it reached about 250 million, gross sales dramatically elevated, which allowed the jackpot to go up actually quick. You’ll be able to see the gross sales rising by advantage of the truth that we hold elevating the jackpot.”
THE JACKPOT STANDS AT LEAST 586 MILLION DOLLARS AND COULD CLIMB HIGHER BEFORE TUESDAY’S DRAWING.
IT’S ALREADY THE SECOND LARGEST JACKPOT IN MEGA MILLIONS HISTORY BEHIND LAST YEAR’S WHOPPING 656 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE.
IF THERE’S NO WINNER, THE NEXT DRAWING COULD SHATTER THAT RECORD.
PRIYA SRIDHAR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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