The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an astounding, world-record $540 million dollars and one lucky person could win it all if they just pick the right six numbers…

Hopeful lottery players in 42 U.S. states and the Virgin Islands are crawling out of the woodwork to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets by the handful. Every one of them is hoping their lucky numbers will be drawn on Friday night for the largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. The more they keep buying, the more that record Mega Millions prize keeps growing!

The odds of actually winning a share of this astounding prize is astronomical at 1 in almost 176 million. Still, the fun is all in imagining what one would do with all that money if they won the Mega Millions jackpot. Talk about hours of entertainment and cheaper than going to a movie (well, as long as you don’t go overboard buying tickets)!

Dan Majors of The Pittsburgh Press actually promised his readers online that if he wins with his lucky numbers — 26, 39, 40, 44, 53 and 11 (Megaball) — he’ll split his share of the money with “every subscriber” to the paper. We can’t help but wonder who signed up for a new subscription today… just in case!

Half a billion dollars. Even if you took the lump sum payment and had more than half of it eaten by taxes, that is enough money to comfortably support you and a couple of hundred of your friends in luxury for the rest of your lives. Or you could just keep it all to your greedy little self and build your dream house out of 100 dollar bills.

As for me, I know I’ve already been planning where to buy that ocean-side villa… and that luxury condo off-Broadway in New York… and that winery in the south of France…

And no, I’m not sharing my lucky numbers because if they come up, that Mega Millions jackpot is all mine! If I do win, however, I might just have to have a little random lottery of my own right here on SnarkFood.com and reward some lucky reader who comments on the site with the surprise of a lifetime…


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