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Have you ever wondered if it was possible to cheat the system and win one of the biggest jackpots in history? The Mega Millions jackpot currently stands at $1.3 billion and to win it, one must match all five white balls and the Mega Ball on one ticket.
To guarantee a win, one must buy every possible combination of the five white balls, which would require 12,103,014 tickets at a cost of $24,206,028. However, due to the addition of the Mega Ball, this must be done 25 times, bringing the total number of tickets to 302,575,350, costing $605,150,700. This is an extremely expensive method to guarantee a jackpot win, but it is possible! Your lump sum cash payout would be $708 million, meaning you’d take in more than a $100 million profit!
There is a catch though. You would only get that profit if you were the sole winner of the jackpot. If even one other person won, you’d find yourself in a multi-million dollar hole! Not only that, there’s the minor issue of finding $600+ million to spend on the tickets in the first place!