This year the Mega Millions jackpot is at $530 million, which is why it has been announced as the seventh largest jackpot in the history of jackpots. Even though your odds of winning the jack pot are slim, 1 in 350 million to be exact, but it is still good to be hopeful. 

There is a lot of hype revolving around the Mega Millions jackpot, and it is interesting to know why. The game is played on around 44 states in America, excluding Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. And each ticket only costs a dollar. The highest Mega Millions jackpot to this day has been a whopping $450 million as a lump sum amount, while the highest annuity payment being $650 million. Now that you are aware of why people are going crazy over the Mega Millions lottery, here are the secrets of Mega Million and things you need to avoid when you win it.

1. Being careful with your ticket

There are have been a lot of incidents of winners losing their tickets, which is probably the most unfortunate thing that could happen to anyone. People have reported losing their winning tickets on multiple occasions, which may be surprising to know. This is why we advise that it is crucial that people write their phone numbers, names and addresses at the back of all their tickets because you can never be too careful. When people buy tickets in bulk to increase their odds, it becomes difficult to keep track of all the tickets, which is why you need to be even more careful with all of them.

2. Don’t rush to spend your money

Even though it may be hard to imagine winning the lottery at this very moment, you will be surprised to know how quick people are to spend it when they do actually end up winning it and inevitably exhaust it away. Previous lottery winners advise from experience, that people should wait a couple of months to figure out what they want to do with all the money instead of just wasting it away on meaningless things. 

3. Pool in with other people

Remember that episode of Friends, the one when they all decided to pool on for the lottery to better their odds. That seemed like a very good idea except, they all ended up going back on their word and had the intentions of keeping it all for themselves and then resulting in losing all the tickets. As long as you know that you will be honourable enough to stick to your word, participating in a lottery pool is a fairly good idea, as it really does improve your chances as compared to competing in it alone. 

We hope that when you do wake up one day with more money than you could ever fathom in your bank account, you will pay heed to all these important advices.