Feeling lucky? Ready to get rich? Remember to buy a Mega Millions ticket at your favorite South Jersey lottery dealer before this Friday's $370 million drawing.

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Whoa, baby! $370 MILLION! If you perfectly pick all six winning numbers and decide to take the lump sum payout, you'll bank $254 million. You could buy your own island with that kind of cash and socially distance FOREVER!

CNBC.com has some advice for large-jackpot lottery winners, for example:

  • Guard your lottery ticket like your life depends on it. You'll want PROOF that you picked the winning numbers.
  • Take the lump sum instead of the annuity, which basically outs you on an allowance.
  • Chill. It can take up to half a year to receive your payout.
  • Remember, you have to pay taxes on lottery winnings. So, if you opt for the $254M payout, the IRS is coming for around $61 million of your jackpot.

So, how are your odds for winning all of this Friday's Mega Millions? Reportedly 1 in 302 million. But YOU could BE that ONE! Ya just gotta be in it to win it!

Personally, if I suddenly found myself $250 million richer, I'd book a guided to to Egypt, buy an apartment in Paris, a lemon grove on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, set up a string of no-kill animal shelters and endow my favorite local animal charities, and hire a driver. And a Life Coach. And a Drill Sergeant. And a Personal Assistant. But I'd still work. Yep, I would.

Good luck this Friday!

SOURCES: CNBC

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