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LOST Numbers: Lotto Bane?

As has been seen, the LOST numbers came up partially in last night’s Mega Millions drawing. Damon Lindelof says that 9,078 people won.

Someone will point out, I’m sure, that if the $380 million jackpot was divided among that many people — if the LOST numbers had come up — that it wouldn’t even get to a hundred thousand apiece.

However, what if they’d had the first five numbers, and then the mega ball wasn’t 42? The payout for that is a flat $250k.

It would total $2.3B payout. I’d hate to be in charge of Mega Millions when that happened. Powerball would have it easier, at only $1.8B.

Something to think about, public lotteries!