Guest Post – Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Winners Beat the Odds
Three Mega Millions lottery tickets successfully matched all 5 number draws and the Mega Ball pick in the March 30 draw, earning them each one third of the $656 million jackpot. It is reported that over 1.5 billion Mega Million lottery tickets were sold for the draw. That means that from the time the jackpot rolled over after the Tuesday March 27th draw until the draw closed in anticipation for Friday night’s selection, an average of 21,126,760.6 tickets were sold an hour and 852,112 tickets were sold every single minute. Two days before the draw, tickets were selling in Pennsylvania at a rate of $500 per second or $30,000 per minute in Pennsylvania alone.