Lottery-hopefuls met with astronomical odds ahead of $1.6 billion drawing
24 October, 2018, 08:13 | Author: Sally Reid
You are not alone. The largest it has ever been for either Mega Millions and Powerball. "They play one ticket, two tickets; now, they're playing, like, $10, $15, $20".
"Friday we had four (employees) working behind the counter, customers in a long line out into the aisle", said Barb Dagnais, also an Elmer's County Market service counter employee.
"This is the winning ticket", said Robert Stout.
With more than $1 billion on the line, CBS 11 News thought some research was in order to help people like Landon who want to play.
"I'd probably go directly to a financial advisor and then go from there", she says. He posted an Instagram video taken at a Florida convenience store where he bragged about spending a "whole bag" on as many lottery tickets as he could. They say you have a better chance at getting struck by lightning, but people get struck by lightning. Last year, they spent $72.97 billion on traditional lottery tickets, according to Gallup.
"Yea I mark my tickets that way if I win, I can go back and get some more winners", Kessler said.
She said she'd first use the prize money to pay off her debt and save for her children's college tuition. He says many say go on vacation, give to family or charity.
These totals will be subject to an additional state tax which will depend where you bought the ticket and/or where you reside.
Others hoping to hit it big said they have different plans should they win the jackpot. "Once you've made the trip from Vegas, you might as well just stay for the duration".
"Everybody is trying to make", Henderson said.
Though someone going to all that trouble needs to consider that there could be several winning tickets, meaning that whoever bought all the possible number combinations might still end up splitting the winnings.
While there are plenty of people buying tickets and dreaming of what they'd do with $1.6 billion, the odds are slim.
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