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‘Buy my possess island’: What winners would do with Mega Millions $1.6 billion prize


A billion dollar grand esteem is sparking dreams of cache conflicting a US a day before another Mega Millions kitty drawing. The kitty swelled to $1.6 billion on Monday, while a sister Powerball lottery grew to during slightest $620 million. (Oct. 22)

SAN FRANCISCO – Huge lottery prizes pierce out a dreamers in unchanging folks all conflicting a country, branch skeptics into players as attitudes switch from “Why bother?’’ to “Why not?’’

As a kitty for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery climbed to $1.6 billion – a top ever in U.S. lottery story – sheet sales have taken off, with extended lines reported over a weekend in Los Angeles and scarcely 33,000 tickets per notation removing purchased during one indicate in Florida.

And that’s notwithstanding a contingency of winning sitting during 302 million-to-one, or some-more than a thousand times aloft than a contingency of removing strike by lightning (one in 300,000).

Considering about three-quarters of a probable series combinations will have been sole when a sketch is conducted during 11 p.m. EDT, a leader or organisation of winners expected will emerge this time, lifting a long-lived doubt of what they would do with such a remarkable fortune.

At 3 conflicting neighborhoods in San Francisco, where a median cost of a single-family home soared to $1.6 million this year, a common refrain was a enterprise to means a residence in one of a country’s priciest markets.

“I would pierce out of my studio unit with my dual daughters and my boyfriend,’’ pronounced Sofia Millham, 40, who carried 4-month-old baby Phoebe as she and former co-worker Elizabeth Kerrisk bought Mega Millions tickets during a preference store in a Noe Valley district.