2. 4. 23. 38. 46. And the Mega Ball: 23.
The jackpot rose to a world-record $640 million. And when the numbers were selected, three lucky lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland quick-pick’d their way to a fortune.
With the chances of winning the jackpot at 1 in 176 million, Americans in participating states shelled out $1.5 billion for a chance at instant millionaire status, armed with a dollar and a dream. To give you an idea of the size of the jackpot, it would take nearly 13,000 YEARS for the average American household to earn $640 million. For three lucky ticket-holders, they’ll take home a thirds of that in no time at all.
The winning tickets were purchased in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Each ticket will be worth about $218 million. Not too shabby.
While nobody has yet to come forward, hopefully these winners will keep their identities hidden, never surface for publicity and hire the best damn financial planner this side of Scrooge McDuck’s.
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