Mega Millions Lottery Results
March 29, 2012 by staff
Mega Millions Lottery Results, The Mega Millions jackpot, the biggest lottery award in the game’s history at an estimated $500 million, has millions of people dreaming, however ridiculous the odds may be.
The odds of getting struck by lightning are about one in 280,000, according to the National Lightning Safety Institute. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot for the next drawing on Friday are estimated at about one in 176 million, according to lottery officials. Though that bolt from the sky may strike you more than 500 times before you hit that jackpot, it’s still fun to dream.
Some people claim to have strategies to increase your chances at lottery games, but mathematicians say there is little you can do to win Mega Millions.
Watch more on “20/20: Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For” Friday at 10 p.m. EDT.
The $500 million prize has a cash option of $359 million, the estimated jackpot based on national sales up to the time of the drawing, according to the official Mega Millions website. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EDT.
Matthew Vea, an army reservist and programmer, created a website four years ago that tracks the Mega Millions numbers that have and have not been drawn.
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