I don't remember the last lottery ticket I purchased but I can tell you when the next one will be.  Right after I hit 'publish' on this post I plan on dropping some bucks on big risk and even bigger reward.  You wouldn't be the first big lottery winner in Amarillo.

I could do a lot of good with $600 million.  Almost as much as the trouble I'd get in!

Be it quick pick or numbers divined from some arcane system  be sure to get yours.  Odds are fairly well stacked against you.

You stand a 175.7 MILLION to one shot on any given ticket. To win the big one you have to pick which five numbers between 1 and 56 will be pulled, and then pick a second number between 1 and 46. The order of the first five is not important and there are no repeats.

And playing numbers with others is replete with hazards. You don't want to be the only one in the office that wasn't in on the big score but you also need to be wary of who you are playing with and how much you can trust them.  There have been issues with family members that collectively purchased tickets and eventually end up in court fighting over the payout.  This is much more likely when you're playing with somebody you can't stand but just happen to work with.