Mega Millions hysteria finally comes to an end ..
The record $640,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot has become a news story. Although most ever one realizes that they have a greater chance of being struck by lightening, have a greater chance of becoming a professional athlete and have a greater chance of dying from a TV falling on your head … the Mega Millions hysteria has captured America.
One has to wonder whether the economic misery in the US spurred on the buying frenzy of lottery tickets more so than in the past. People’s economic situations are obviously worse off today than they were 3+ years ago pre-Obama. Have people’s only dreams become so far fetched as that of winning the lottery? The record lottery amount just fed into the feeding frenzy for individuals to buy even more. It is hard to believe that more than 2 tickets per every US citizen bought tickets. It appears there are three winning ticket, 2-4-23-38-46 and 23 bought in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
If those are the numbers on your Mega Millions lottery ticket, you’ve won a jackpot worth a world record $640 million.
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers and will split a $640 million jackpot that was believed to be the world’s largest such prize, a lottery official said Saturday.
Then there is Barack Obama in 2000 as an Illinois state Senator using class warfare that the lottery was an unfair tax against the poor. Obama literally stated that the state targets lower income individuals. For Obama, it has always been about class warfare.