Mega Millions Economic Stimulus

Mega Millions Economic Stimulus

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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2 Responses to “Mega Millions Economic Stimulus”

  1. Mike Licht Says:

    UPDATES:

    “Kansas, Illinois, Maryland tickets share lottery prize,” Jeffrey McMurray, AP via San Jose Mercury-News

    “Where does Mega Millions money go after the jackpot?” Armen Keteyian, CBS News

    “Here’s An Obligatory List of 11 Things More Likely Than You Winning the Mega Millions Jackpot,” Eric Limer, Geekosytem

  2. HL Says:

    Or maybe millions of Americans invested in insecurities…

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