In the segment, mathematician Aaron Abrams said the odds of a player winning the lottery is 1 in 176 million and, even for the paltry $1 price, buying a lottery ticket for this jackpot is a bad economic decision.
Mathematician, schmathematician. One buck for a crack at more than half a billion? Forget the numbers, it's all about luck, baby. (Some might say.)
The record-breaking jackpot coincides with our ability to now buy Lottery tickets online. Have you bought—or are you planning to buy—a ticket for Friday's big drawing? Will you buy them in a "lucky" store, or will you try the new online method? Vote in the poll below and tell us why or why not in the comments!
To those who have bought a ticket, good luck! You're apparently going to need it.