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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $400 Million

Mar 18 2014, 12:42pm CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

The Mega Millions lottery has an unclaimed jackpot. The ultimate prize has reached a phenomenal $400 million.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $400 Million

It’s been quite a while since someone won the lottery. And now the grand total amounts to a whopping $400 million. This Friday there was no one to claim the winning combination so the large sum of money that has accumulated has raised hopes even higher. 

The winning numbers of Friday's drawing were 7,20,40,54,69,12 where 12 was the Mega Ball number. But no one matched these numbers. There was no jackpot winner since January 3.

It’s all a gambler’s fallacy at work here. Tuesday is the day reserved for the next lucky draw. Let’s see who wins! The draw will occur at 10:00 PM. 

Mega Millions is currently played in 43 states of the USA. It is also extant in Washington D.C. ad the Virgin Islands. Had someone won the lottery, the prize money would have been $353 million. 

Earlier on, it has happened twice in a row that several people split the prize money. 

By the way, the odds of winning are one in 259 million so don’t get your hopes too high. The only problem with this sort of grand lottery is that the chance of even coming close to the winning combination is so rare that it barely needs going into. 

You are more likely to get rabies from the bite of a mad dog, or end up dead in a car accident, or even get struck by lightning while inside your house than win the Mega Millions. It is sheer probability and pure luck. 

The law of chance that holds here is hard to break. It might favor one but the odds are that of finding a needle in a haystack. Therefore, a good piece of advice would be to go ahead and buy a ticket or two or even three. But the only proviso is to never count your self as the only one with a chance. 

Everyone has an equal chance and devil take the hindmost. It is a gamble and like most gambles the chips are down most of the time. It’s not as if the system is rigged. It is just too infinitely impossible to favor you alone. So keep your fingers crossed and be ready for disappointment anytime.

Source: CT

 

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