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Mega Millions Lottery Record Jackpot and the Odds

Tonight’s Mega Millions Lottery record jackpot currently sits at an estimated $640 million dollars. Well over half a billion bucks. Or $462 million for the cash option. Still definitely big money. If you have enough extreme good luck to beat the 1 in 176 million odds of getting all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball in a single draw on your ticket.

Long lines have been forming today at lottery sales agents all over the country. Mega Millions is played in nearly every state in the United States now. Only Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi are the lone holdout states that have yet to join the Mega Millions bandwagon. They’re missing out on the Mega Millions Lottery Record Jackpot tonight. This is the largest lottery jackpot ever in the history of lotteries on the entire planet.

Everyone waiting in line with their cash and favorite numbers in hand believes they can beat the odds. The odds are of course astronomical, but someone eventually wins. Tonight with so many tickets being purchased by people who normally don’t play, lured in by the Mega Millions Lottery Record Jackpot, the odds are that the at least one ticket with the winning numbers is out there. Which brings the real reason many people have bought into this extremely thin chance of turning a single dollar into 640 million dollars. Hope. Hope of being able to buy a home in America again. Hope of getting off the daily rat race of the 9 to 6 workday, if you are lucky enough to be employed in this economy. Hope of being financially free. But all the hope you can muster will only bring you a 1 in 40 chance of winning anything at all in the Mega Millions drawing. You have a 1 in 75 chance of doubling your dollar to 2 dollars. Long odds for another dollar.

You can wear your lucky socks and pick your “lucky” numbers, but the Mega Millions Lottery Record Jackpot will be influenced by no such superstitions. The winner or winners will be chosen at MegaRandom. With odds of winning the record Mega Millions jackpot at 1 in 176 million, you have better odds of surviving a ride down Iguazu Falls!

Happy Lottery Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!

Update: Mega Millions Lottery Record Jackpot winning numbers for 3/30/2012 are:

2-4-23-38-46 Mega Ball 23

Results are still pending, check the Mega Millions site or check back here soon!

Looks like at least one winning Mega Millions ticket was bought in Maryland. They’re still counting tickets…

And it’s official, Mega Millions jackpot winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois. $640 million split 3 ways. Obviously the odds are NOT ever in your favor.