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POLL: Will You Buy A Mega Millions $500 Million Jackpot Ticket?

The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions lottery is $500 million. Will you buy a ticket?

A winner in Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing will get to do just that after no one picked the correct six numbers in Tuesday's drawing.

The $500 million jackpot is considered to be the largest in Mega Million's history, according to WJLA and the odds at winning the jackpot are one in 176 million.

Tell us in our poll if you're buying a ticket and tell us in the comments what you'd do with the money if you won the jackpot!

Mike March 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM
If I won, I would help people
Wayne Monroe March 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM
No. You have the same odds of winning whether or not you buy a ticket.
Sheila Wheltle March 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Governor O'Malley is rooting for a MD winner--more taxes to collect!
MikeC March 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM
The purpose of a lottery is to collect money for the government in a way that people will willingly give their earnings for the miniscule chance of becoming incredibly rich. Yes, Sheila, the government will collect a large portion of that winning, lump sum "income" as it does the multimillion dollar bonuses handed out by Wall Street execs each year they, for all intents and purposes win the lottery for being employed by their huge financial firm for another few months, and all other large sums of money someone collects, above board of course. It does puzzle me that people who complain endlessly about taxes willingly give money to lotteries, pick games, casinos, etc. knowing that the games are rigged for the house making the people running these games incredibly rich without doing very much work except to offer a product which preys on a segment's weaknesses, which also contributes a portion of the public's contributions to the government so that they can offer the public services to function in a civil society. Its as if they'd rather make this middle-man rich in order to live in our great society rather than cut this shyster out and pay the taxes required to function in our society. Either way the government runs, but for those who play the games for government's treasury, they keep less of their money.
Jeff Martens March 29, 2012 at 01:12 PM
O'Malley, or any Marylander who cares about the Maryland economy, would probably the money stay in state. I don't play the lottery. It's effectively a tax on the stupid. Just like any other form of gambling, the odds favor the house.
Terry March 29, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I would replace the current county administration with some other folks more honest and in tune with the average county citizen. Not with their friends and relatives. What a joke!

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