But even after the jackpot was won, my excitement did not end.There was a glitch on the board, and the top piece of what had previously been a "3" still remained lit.
|Mega Millions Glitch on the Left|
Then finally this week, it happened...
I'm sort of amazed that nobody from the lottery commission has climbed up and fixed this by now, but I'm sure the mistake definitely works in their favor in terms of ticket sales. Lottery fever is highly contagious once triple digits occur, and this obscene number is twice as much as the highest prize ever won. It's currently up to $127 million, but if it gets much higher, the numbers will look normal again. $200 million and $300 million will look like they're supposed to. It won't be until $400 million that the numbers will get screwy again. $400 million will look like $900 million. Though highly unlikely to occur (or fool anyone), I've got my fingers crossed.