A whopping 640 million dollar jackpot, giving a 1 in 176 million chance of winning, is creating a frenzy across America. The new world record lottery jackpot has people dreaming of becoming filthy, dripping rich. (March 30)
According to the reporter, you're 50 times more likely to be hit by lightning than hit this lotto. Sainthood? A 20,000 times greater chance of that happening to you in your lifetime than winning this jackpot.
After federal taxes you'd get $347 million. Americans have spent nearly $1.5 billion on tickets for their shot at winning! Odds of winning are very close to zero.