MegaMillions Winner in AZ?
After news that no one hit the big $300 Million jackpot in the Tuesday drawing of Mega Millions, I started getting hyped. I couldn’t resist but to mention this big jackpot opportunity with my fellow coworkers. I thought why not get everyone at work involved and make it an office pool? Out of curiosity, I sent this email just to get a feel for the interest:
Hi Phx team,
The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $476 Million. Cha – Ching!! I know all of you have heard office lottery pools hitting the jackpot. Well let’s try our luck, shall we?
The tickets are $1 each and I am accepting money for the pot. Everyone that is playing should put in an equal amount. We will do 2$ or 5$ depending on the interest. I plan on buying several tickets for the Friday, March 30th drawing. I will purchase the tickets, make copies, and distribute it to those participating via email.
Don’t be the odd man out like this poor guy:
Let me know if you are interested, come on over with your money and sign up. If we win, we will split the money equally between all participants.
Minutes later, the entire office was in a frenzy. I had people crowding my desk holding out $5 dollar bills and all sorts of chit chat and replies to my email. This was only the beginning.
For three days, the office was talking about the lottery nonstop. There were mass emails sent to all the participants with calculations of each of our winnings after taxes. I heard everything from what my coworkers would buy to how our odds of dying from flesh eating bacteria are greater than winning. This didn’t stop any of us from the excitement of knowing that as an office, we could be millionaires together.
Shortly after, news got out that our office purchased 280 tickets and next thing I know, I was on the radio with 550 KFYI. Listen to the Radio Announcement Here > Megamillions Winners in AZ
In the end, I believe this office pool brought me and my coworkers closer. I think it may have also improved some of our math skills with all the calculating of odds and winnings. Good luck team!