Saw the mega-millionses is over 500 million so I bought a couple tickets for the group/work pool.
I realize the odds of winning are only slightly higher than not playing at all, but I suppose dreaming of all the things I could do if I/we did win is worth the 10 dollars.
Not really a fan of the scratch offs. There is always someone at the picnic table outside the small town convenience store scratching away at a stack of them though.
Most I won was $100 a year or two back when another big jackpot had accumulated. . . won it on the one ticket with the numbers I picked vs. any from the machine.