Lottery’s Fool

By Larry Teren

Maybe because it occurred on a Sunday, but it seemed as if April Fools Day went by quietly this year. No national publicity pranks that I heard of and no personal exposure to “gotcha!”.

I take that back. There was one big-time hustle done to a group of people on Sunday, possibly the most expensive one ever. You see, late Friday night the winning numbers of the largest Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever were announced. The gross pot, if only one Mega Millions winner emerged, was $656 million. As it turned out, there were three winners: One in Kansas, one in a small town of maybe 4000 residents in Illinois near the St. Louis border, and one in Baltimore. Continue reading “Lottery’s Fool”