When the odds of something happening are really low, you say: “It’s like winning a lottery.” Yet, one man, over the course of 30 years, actually did win the lottery 14 times in a row! Sounds improbable, but this is the real story of a mathematical genius, Stefan Mandel. It all began in the 1960s, when a poor Romanian accountant was living on $88 a month and came up with a solution that, perhaps, only he could think of: lottery. He spent every minute he had off work and family life analyzing papers on math and working on his own algorithm. And it worked!
The Mega Millions jackpot has swelled to $521 million after almost 25 drawings without a big winner.
It’s just the fourth time in the Mega Millions history that the jackpot has topped $500 million, and it would be the fourth-largest payout of all time. (The largest, won in 2012, was a staggering $656 million.) Want your shot at the impressive prize? Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s jackpot drawing including the cut-off time and how to buy tickets.
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