The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery is up to $355,000,000 for tomorrow night’s drawing. This is the largest jackpot in California’s history (though the MegaMillion also paid out $363 million to two winners in May 2000).
The odds of winning the big jackpot are 1 in 175,711,536. Because I told you about this, I get 1% of your winnings (hey, I don’t need to be greedy).
Let’s see … what would I buy if I won? I need a new laptop. I’d totally trick out my house with solar panels and get some gutters & downspouts and a cistern to hold rainwater for the coming drought.
Oh, and I’d get one of those solar Priuses that have extra battery packs.
And I’d never fly on a commercial plane again. I’d do some sort of corporate jet thing (with carbon offsets and all that rot) … there’d be plenty of room, I’d put up ads on Craigslist for the extra seats.
Ooo, I’d have to buy a cocoa plantation, too. And maybe a candy factory.
I could do what Sam Simon did … devote myself to dogs (or dolphins?). Awesomely cool story on 60 Minutes last night.