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.)
2. Fly to space every day for three years with Virgin Galactic ($250,000 per trip)
3. Bankroll the highly anticipated “Super Troopers” sequel ($5 million)
Live out your “The Grand Budapest Hotel” fantasies. Or “The Shining.” Look, whatever you’re into is your business. And for $99 million, you get 192 rooms to do just that. Add another $50,000 for a housekeeper and $100,000 for a personal chef.
— Hybrid Vigor Film (@HybridVigorFilm) July 4, 2016
5. Rig a presidential election—maybe ($314 million, plus your soul)
Hillary Clinton has raised $313.9 million this election cycle; Bernie Sanders was closer to $222 million; and Donald Trump pulled about $65 million from donors, though he was mostly self-funded in his campaign’s early stages.
A nine-figure check might be enough to fund your own campaign, but the smarter move is to pay off a couple senators and congressmen to do your dirty work in Washington.