While it doesn’t hurt to hope, the reality is your chances of winning the 970-million-dollar Mega Millions jackpot are not good.
Tonight’s jackpot is the third largest prize in U.S. lottery history, with a one-time cash pay-out of over 716-million dollars. Your odds of winning it, however, are over 302-million to one. Meaning there are over 302-million possible combinations of the six Mega Millions numbers, and buying extra tickets will make little if any difference. But, if you do win, the experts recommend doing two things: call a lawyer, and don’t tell anyone.