The United States is caught in the memorable mania after the Mega Millions jackpot hit a $ 1.6 billion world record on Friday.
The images over the Internet made fun of the new amount after no one won the estimated $ 1 billion prize that had increased from $ 868 million on Wednesday morning.
Many users of the social networks linked the new amount to the memorable Austin Powers scene: International Man of Mystery, where one of the characters of Mike Myers, Dr. Evil, demands $ 1 million of rescue money before changing it to $ 100 billion.
The grand prize on Tuesday is now a world record of $ 1.6 billion. The previous record was maintained in January 2016 with a Powerball game of $ 1,586billion
People rush to buy new tickets after the prize money was given when no one won
While the others rushed to buy tickets for the next game on Tuesday, those who had not achieved a stroke of luck during the night found humor in the situation by making fun of their financial situation.
"I can not buy my island with the $ 2 that I won #MegaMillons," one user wrote.
A feeling expressed in several memes that many could relate to was having to return to work despite the hope that they would become billionaires overnight when they entered the lottery draw.
"Well, I did not win the #MegaMillones … let me sleep, since I'll be WORKING tomorrow morning," he posted another tweeter.
No ticket issued coincided with the six winning numbers on Friday night, which were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.
The next Mega Millions draw, which will take place on October 23, will tie for the biggest lottery prize in US history. The cash option is $ 904 million.
Many social network users recognized that they could not leave their jobs after a lottery
The Mega Millions jackpot that was won recently was in July, when 11 coworkers from California shared the $ 543 million prize.
On January 13, 2016, the brother game, Powerball, reached 1,586 million dollars. The sum was divided by the winners in three states, including Tennessee, Florida and California, according to lottery officials.
Winners John and Lisa Robinson of Tennessee said They would continue working during an appearance on the Today show. But many of the people who posted memes about the Mega Millions showed that they did not have that intention.
"Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it's really amazing to think that the jackpot has now reached a world record," said Gordon Medenica, Principal Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming. A press release on Saturday.
"It's hard to exaggerate how exciting this is, but now it's becoming fun."
However, Mega's drawing of Friday night has managed to turn some people into millionaires.
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Fifteen second-tier winning tickets that earned at least $ 1 million were sold in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia. It was said that the tickets matched the five white balls, but not the Mega Ball.
The tipsters claim that the odds of winning both jackpots are one in 88 quadrillions, which is 88 followed by 15 zeros for those who have the mathematical challenge between us.
Lottery players will have a slightly higher chance of winning only one of the pots.
According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6 million, and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 292.2 million.
If a player is lucky enough to win, Uniondale attorney Jason Kurland, who has worked with 30 lottery winners, has some advice for potential lottery winners.
He tells the winners to clean up their social networks so that vendors, scammers and lost friends and family members have more difficulty finding them.
"They are a goal for everything," he told the New York Daily News.
According to Kurland, a $ 970 million winner would take home around $ 570 million in a pre-tax lump sum.
The prize is so big that Kurland said he probably bought a ticket himself.
The former Mega Millions record holder was a prize of $ 656 million in 2012. The prize was divided into three forms in these two draws, and each winner received at least $ 200 million before taxes.
If no one claims the Mega Millions jackpot in the required time limit, which varies from state to state, each state will receive the money that contributed to the jackpot.
Lottery officials warn against spending large amounts of money per person in hopes of making it rich.
"We certainly know that we have more games in a group, people are doing very large purchases for a group," said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multistate Lottery Association based in Urbandale, Iowa, which oversees Mega Millions, Powerball and other lotteries. . .
He added: "When people ask me, I just tell them that the odds of a lottery game make it a game of destiny.
Simply buy a ticket, sit down and see if the destination points a finger at you for that day & # 39;