I’m sitting next to a guy at a poker game and he says to everyone
“If I hit the lottery everyone here gets $50,000 and a crack rock the size of a basketball”
A couple things came to mind
- 50k? You cheap ass
- I could make more than 50k with a crack rock that size so thanks I guess
You can’t get on Facebook or have a conversation with a stranger and not hear about this Mega Millions that no one can seem to hit. Wonder how many millions everyone spent only to see that it’s still game on!
“If you win what’s your first move?”, everyone asks Well obviously call mom duh, then probably have to delete my Facebook before some random people with the last name Hicks show up in my dms claiming to be family. I don’t even know another Hicks other than my father, and hell he doesn’t even know where more are I’d bet.
It is fun to see everyone talk about it and what they would do just to see the engagement, but I can’t bring myself to buy one and get all hopeful for those odds.
With a 1 in 300 million chance of picking the matching numbers, you are three times more likely to be killed by a vending machine. An easier way to really wrap your head around your chances: It’s like flipping a coin and getting heads 30 times in a row.
Mega Millions decided to decrease each person’s chances of winning, in order to grow the jackpots bigger. Before 2017, players picked five numbers between 1 and 75 and then one number between 1 and 15. Now, each player now picks five numbers between 1 and 70 and then one number between 1 and 25. This increases your chances of matching five numbers and receiving some sort of prize, while decreasing your chances of winning the whole thing.
But to be honest, I may drop $20 and see what happens, hell someone has to win.