Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket bought in Illinois

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Lew Lefton, College of Sciences assistant dean for information technology, associate vice president for research computing, and a mathematician, receives lots of media calls whenever a national lottery approaches record-breaking numbers. This time he was interviewed by NewsNation about the odds of winning the recent $1.337 billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot, won by one person in Illinois during the July 30th drawing. Lefton explains that those who bought tickets and didn't win shouldn't take it personally; it's simply math. "That’s just the reality. The numbers are only going to pick 1 in 300 million,” he said. “A lot of people have no idea what that really looks like.”

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