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Filler: Buy a Mega Millions ticket, it's not such a bad investment

Scott Rogers, of Port Jefferson, holds up his

(Credit: Ed Betz)

What if I were to tell you that tonight’s Mega Millions drawing, besides being a great fantasy investment at $1 a ticket (most of my fantasies have cost quite a bit more) is also, in one mathematical way of looking at it, a darn strong mathematical investment. The drawing is at 11 this evening, and the odds of winning are about 258 million to one: in other words, you have a better chance of being...

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