With a world record $540 million (and growing) jackpot at stake, much of the nation is gripped by Mega Millions fever. Millions of lottery tickets are being snapped up ahead of Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, which could provide a lucky ticket holder with a lump-sum payoff of about $390 million.Read the rest here.
From Vermont to Louisiana and New York to California, the jackpot has been the wistful talk of TV, social media sites, office water coolers and dreamy high rollers for the past week, electrifying ticket sales with a frenzy likely to amp up even further ahead of Friday night's drawing at 11 p.m. ET.
Go ahead and drop a buck or two if you want to daydream (I did). Just remember though that come Monday you will have to go back to work. Your odds of winning this thing are MUCH lower than the odds of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series... every year for the next ten years.
P.S. Just for fun, how do you plan to spend your new fortune (you know you have the winning ticket of course)?