'Tis the season to start dreaming: The prize for the Mega Millions lottery has climbed past $500 million, making it the sixth-highest such jackpot in Mega Millions history. But don't quit your day job just yet. The odds of winning is roughly one in 259 million for Mega Millions and one in 292 million for its cousin, Powerball. And the chances of winning both, for those of you thinking really big? Roughly one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate. To understand how unlikely those odds are, it's worth comparing them to the probability of other unlikely events. Americans are much more likely to get struck by lightning (odds of one in 13,500) or to die in a car accident (one in 645). While the old lottery campaign "You've got to be in it to win it" holds true, the real value in buying a ticket may simply be to enjoy the dream of winning. The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, though residents of … [Read more...] about The Mega Millions jackpot: What are the odds of winning?
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The winning numbers drawn for Friday's Mega Millions jackpot are 1, 14, 30, 44 and 62 and the Mega Ball number is 1. The jackpot is $433 million, with a one-time cash option of $260 million. Tickets cost $2. Sales time cut-offs vary by state but are usually one to two hours before the drawing. There will be a Powerball drawing Saturday. The jackpot is up to $150 million. But don't get your hopes up yet: Even with more options for giant payouts, the odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. The odds of winning both jackpots are one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate. The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, though residents of some states spend far more. According to a study by LendEDU, the average Massachusetts resident spends $735 annually on lottery tickets. Rhode Islanders plop down … [Read more...] about Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $433 million jackpot
CONOR McGregor has poked fun at his vicious bus rampage before his court appearance in New York this week. The UFC brawler and his co-accused mate Cian Cowley were seen arriving at Dublin airport yesterday after being charged with assault in April. Conor and fellow pro-fighter pal were involved in a vicious melee at the Barclays Center in New York two months ago. Cian, 25, picked up a win at the Brave 13 MMA event in Belfast earlier this week, earning him his first professional victory. McGregor congratulated his young protégé after the win and made light of his ongoing legal situation. He tweeted: “Congrats @CianCowley from the cells to the stadiums. Not a scratch. They done nothing. “Jet leaves Tuesday my brother have a good one #Animal”. Conor was charged three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after attacking the bus of rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. His Straight Blast Gym team mate was charged with one count of assault and one count of … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor pokes fun at his bus rampage as MMA star jets off to New York for court hearing
Netflix announced this week it is partnering with Barack and Michelle Obama to develop original content for the video streaming giant — a multi-million dollar deal reportedly brokered by a former Obama presidential campaign fundraiser and administration official. The Obamas, it appears, were lent a helping hand from a former campaign bundler to secure the rumored $50 million with Netflix.“Ted Sarandos, a major campaign contributor for Obama and the streaming giant’s creative-content chief who oversees an $8 billion budget, helped to broker the deal, the source told The Post. Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, bundled nearly $600,000 in contributions to Obama from their friends and associates during the 2012 presidential campaign,” reports the New York Post. Between 2009 to 2011, Avant served as the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas — a term that brought turmoil to the Caribbean post. The State Department inspector general published … [Read more...] about Obama Campaign Bundler Brokered Mega-Million Dollar Netflix Deal
A LUXURY apartment is up for sale which comes with a free Lamborghini, Rolls Royces, a huge yacht and TWO TRIPS to space. The £60m penthouse, inside New York's prestigious Atelier block, boasts views of the Hudson River but absolutely no outdoor space. However, there are plenty of other incredible perks to entice mega rich house-hunters - including £185,000 seats on a Virgin Galactic space flight. Penthouse owner Daniel Neiditch, who owns the brokerage firm River 2 River Realty, believes the deal with give the lucky buyer an instant lavish lifestyle, reports the New York Post. “Someone not from New York can (move here an) have a New Yorker’s lifestyle and point of view,” he said. “In a way, I’m offering my lifestyle. I’m offering a way for a foreigner to jump right in.” The out-of-this-world flat comes with... Two Rolls-Royce Phantoms - a hardtop and a convertible. A 200mph Lamborghini Aventador supercar. Its own 75-foot … [Read more...] about The £60m New York penthouse which comes with free Lamborghini, Rolls Royces, a mega yacht and two trips to SPACE