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29 March 2012

Bob & S.W.M.B.O. will soon be filthy rich / 5 hot tickets on the $500,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot!

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Mega Millions is a multi-state USA lottery game. The other Big Jackpot nationwide lottery is PowerBall.

You play Mega Millions this way:

Pick 5 numbers from 1 to 56
Pick 1 number  from 1 to 46

and pay $1 per ticket.

We got 5 tickets riding on Friday's drawing! If we win (and don't have to split the jackpot with too many other icky winners), S.W.M.B.O. says she wants a pony, and I think I would like to go traveling again -- Antarctica, Patagonia/Tierra del Fuego, Angkor Wat, Iqaluit, and oh yeah back to Yerp and Netherlands and maybe see the bonobo zoo in Belgium and go to Prague again and Budapest and see the spiffy new Klee Museum in Bern -- and C.E.R.N. and the Large Hadron Collider near Geneve. Oh and the Falkirk Wheel and the Ring of Brodgar.

And if the ticket price is reasonable, maybe a quick trip into orbital space on SpaceX or Virgin Space.


The Associated Press
(USA newswire)
Wednesday 28 March 2012

Mega Millions jackpot
largest ever
at $500,000,000


ATLANTA -- The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest in U.S. lottery history.

Georgia Lottery officials say the jackpot reached $500,000,000 on Wednesday.

A winner could get $19.2 million a year for 26 years, or a single payment worth $359 million. The next drawing is Friday 30 March at 23:00 EST.

Previously, the largest jackpot was $390 million, won by two players in Georgia and New Jersey in March 2007.
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i built a house inside a house
i bought a tiger to catch a mouse
disconnect my phone
i don't want to hear those poor folks moan
cause i'm rich

"I'm Rich" -- Geoff Muldaur

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