An anonymous reader writes "Last week's Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot reached $380 million, and $1 tickets had a 1 in 175.7 million chance of winning. Was it economically rational to buy tickets? The answer was surprising. Either way, over 200 million tickets were purchased!" Link to Original Source
Thus spake the master programmer:
"Time for you to leave."
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"