The Daily Numbers - March 30
The Daily Numbers: 540 million bucks, what the Mega Millions jackpot is going to be worth when it goes off tonight at 11. It likely will be worth even more by then.
28 years, now long it would take you to fill out all the cards necessary to take every possible combination of numbers. Guess that rules out that tactic.
30 million dollars, how much you lose if you have to share the jackpot with another winner.
250,000 dollar winning ticket sold in Wedneday night’s Mega Millions at Shamrock Beverage in Ridley.
10,000 dollars a week for life winning ticket sold at Pantry One in Wallingford recently.
50 times as likely to be hit by lightning as hit the lottery, according to experts. That won’t stop many people from playing.
8,000 times more likely to be murdered. That would certainly dampen the celebration.
20,000 times more likely to die in a car crash.
42 states and Washington, D.C., that are selling Mega Millions tickets.
200 people who rallied last night in Darby Borough for justice in the case of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Florida.
33 years of service honored for Ridley police Lt. Sgt. John Crooks in Ridley Township.
39, age of Upper Darby man who was victim of fatal shooting in Chester.
50 laptops being purchased by the county for the Department of Human Services.
29, age of man now facing federal charges after he tried to take some firecrackers and explosives material on a flight from Phillly International.
25 caliber handgun found in baggage of Chester County man at the airport just a few hours later.
1 in 75 children in Pa. now being diagnosed with autism.
48-0 vote in the Pa. Senate to allow shipment of domestic wines direct to state consumers.
4 year low for jobless claims.
50 Best Buy big box stores being shut down.
87 months in prison for the former head of Temple University School of Ophthalmology for over billing patients.
21 students injured in the latest school bus accident in New Jersey.
7-1 blowout win for Flyers over Maple Leafs last night.
3 hits and 1 run surrendered by Cole Hamels in his final spring outing yesterday. He’s ready for the regular season, even if he does not have a long-term deal with the team.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Yes, it was good to see Eric Lindros back on the ice with the Flyers yesterday. The former superstar accepted an invitation from GM Paul Holmgren to visit the team and take part in the morning skate. Want to feel old? Some of the current Flyers indicated Lindros was their idol when they were kids. Ouch!
I Don’t Get It: What is it with the sudden spike in people getting caught with guns or explosives while trying to get on a plane. Duh.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who peacefully assembled and marched in Darby Borough last night in an effort to seek justice in the case of Trayvon Martin.
Quote Box: “This was something the Darby community needed to do.”
- Darby Borough Council President Janice Davis, on the protest.