Dude empties bank account to buy lottery tickets

As you probably know by now, a single person hit the Mega Millions lottery jackpot of over $1.6 billion, buying the winning ticket in South Carolina.

That means everyone else on the planet lost  (including me and everyone in our office pool) -- especially a man who drained his bank account to the tune of $3,200 to buy tickets, hoping to hit it big.

Not only did this guy spend over three-grand on tickets, he also wrote about it on Facebook, asking people to wish him luck.

I don't know whether to feel bad for him or laugh at him.  A little of both, maybe?

I mean, I understand the logic that says, if I buy enough tickets, surely I increase my odds of winning, but with all the possible number combinations, you'd have to spend over $600 million (I Googled it) to theoretically buy all possible combinations, so that at least one of them would match all 6 numbers. In a case where the jackpot is over a billion dollars, you'd certainly make money...you'd just have to have $600 million up front. And if you had that, you probably wouldn't be purchasing lottery tickets in the first place. 


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