Thousands are lining up today in Milwaukee, the state and across the country for their chance to win more than half a billion dollars now that the Mega Millions jackpot is at a world record of $640 million.
Lottery fever is sweeping the nation. Symptoms include a postponement of reality, extreme optimism and the appearance of dollar signs in the eyes of otherwise healthy people.
It’s true. Even over lunch today with some of my coworkers, the conversation turned to the prospect of winning the massive prize. We've all caught the bug - yep, even those of us who have never bought a lottery ticket before - because there's something incredibly irresistible about the fantasy of imagining what you would do if you won the lottery.