Thirty-four rolls and no winner.
A $454-million Mega Millions prize went unclaimed in Tuesday night's drawing, and has climbed to $508 million. Numbers in the 44-state game will be drawn Friday.
If you're one of the lucky ones to win — we'll discuss your odds in a second — don't go the usual route of paying off debts, paying off your mortgage, saving for college funds and boring, adult things. If you're not sure how to blow that chunk of change, keep reading. We'll help you out.
1. 157 million Mega Millions tickets ($2 each)
Odds are you'll win again, right?
(Wrong. Don't actually do this. There's a 1 in 259 million chance of winning the Mega Millions once. Twice? Fuhgettaboutit.)