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September 13, 2007

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Not What I Was Hoping For, About I Expected

I plunked down $20 on Mega Millions tickets a couple weeks ago when the jackpot hit $325M ($330M by the time of the drawing).

Let's just say I haven't quit my job just yet. I wound up with 5 one-ball matches and a single two-ball match, meaning... I didn't win a damn thing since I didn't match the mega-ball.

And what was I expecting? Well, the odds of winning anything at all are 1/40. I bought 20 tickets, so I had a 50-50 shot, so I figured I'd get two whole dollars out of the deal. Instead I got the other half of my 50-50 shot, a.k.a. zilch.

Turns out they had four winners -- the most ever in a single drawing -- so the prize reverts to $12M for the next one. Looks like I won't be getting in on the ol' white trash retirement fund any time soon.

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This page last updated Jul 19, 2019 3:34:19 PM.