Many American invested in securities that matured last night. Mega Millions Lottery tickets.
Expected payout: $640 million
Total invested: $1.5 billion
Winning numbers: 2-4-23-38-48 Mega Ball 23
Chances of winning: 1 in 176 million
You are 50 times more likely to get struck by lightning, 8,000 times more likely to be murdered, 20,000 times more likely to die in a car crash.
Lotteries: The tax on the dreams of the poor.
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