Mega Millions Fun Facts

Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $510 million while tomorrow night’s Powerball drawing is worth $470 million.

How much money is that, really? Perhaps this will provide some perspective:

-A stack of one billion $1 bills would measure 68 miles high
-One billion $1 bills would weigh 10 tons or 20,000 pounds
-A billion dollars from end-to-end would measure 96,900 miles. That’s enough to go around the Earth four times
-You would have to spend $10 per second nonstop for 3.17 years in order to spend $1 billion

But don’t spend that money just yet. Remember:

You have better odds of …

– becoming a Hollywood star … 1 in 1.5 million

– hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-three golf holes … 1 in 156 million

– being struck by lightning in a given one-year period … 1 in 1 million

– being attacked by a shark … 1 in 11.5 million

– becoming the President of the United States .. 1 in 10 million

– having identical quadruplets .. 1 in 15 million