Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bahati Nasibu Megamillions Imefikia Dola $540 Milioni!

Duh! Wadau, mlio kwenye maeneo wanaocheza Mega Millions. Hebu mnunue tiketi ni dola moja tu! Yaani hajawahi kutokea 'pot' kuwa kubwa hivi! Sasas hivi wametangaza kuwa 'pot' imefikia dola $540 millioni! Yaani zaidi ya nusu bilioni za dola! Drawing itakuwa Kesho Ijumaa saa 5 usiku (11:00PM EST).

Akishinda mtu moja duh! Lakini huenda watashinda watu kama watu na watagawana hizo pesa. Hata hivyo, si mbaya kwenda nyumba nai na dola $120 milioni baada ya kuliopa kodi.


The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $540 million, the largest jackpot in world history, lottery officials say.

The drawing for the massive jackpot will be at 11 p.m. ET on Friday.

Odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are more than 175 million to 1.


Posted: Thu, Mar. 29, 2012, 12:05 PM

Reasons to buy Mega Millions tickets — or not

By Peter Mucha , Inquirer Staff Writer

If you don't buy a ticket in the Mega Millions lottery, no way you're going to win the all-time record jackpot of half-a-billion freaking dollars.

The drawing is Friday night.

On the other hand, the odds stink.

One chance in 175.7 million.

I'm thinking of a random person in Pennsylvania. Guess who. You did? Not good enough. Still gotta guess the person's astrological sign.

You could, of course, form a lottery pool and improve your odds. Say 100 people each put in $10. That improves your odds a thousandfold. But it also would reduce your take to 3.59 million - before taxes - if you opt for cash.

Still, it would still be easier to guess a designated strand from an average full head of hair.

Of course, there are other considerations.

If you don't play, you have no hope of leaving your %$@*& job right away.

And you sure don't want to have to show up while your ex-colleagues party because their pool won.

Other rationalizations abound.

By buying a ticket, you're doing your part for seniors in Pennsylvania or students in New Jersey.

Of course, you could just hand a senior 50 cents.

If you win, you'll definitely be doing a lot for Uncle Sam.

By not buying a ticket, though, you're proving you're not part of the herd mentality that thinks money is the answer to all ills. It's better for your soul.

If money is power, and power corrupts, a lottery jackpot would absolutely corrupt you.

On the hand, there are a lot of people with ills and medical bills you could help if you won a lot of cash. Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the "Obamacare" case.

If you're still undecided, flip a coin.

Check a fortune cookie.

Or consider a far-out idea from physics - and the Fox show Fringe.

There might be an infinite number of parallel universes, with an infinite numbers of yous.

If that's the case, no matter what you do here, at least one of them is a cinch to win.

While 175 million others lose.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or

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