The Mega Millions jackpot is still up for grabs at $290 million and counting, one of the biggest jackpots ever. You may have the numbers you're loyal to, but some of us are fairly random about it. As with everything, there's an app for that.
If you're in one of the 42 states -- yes, California is one -- then you can take a chance.
The game is simple, as Rene Lynch at the Nation Now blog explains: "Players pick six numbers from two different pools: The first five are numbers from 1 to 56, and the sixth is chosen from numbers 1 to 46. You win by matching all six numbers."
But how to pick the numbers? Here are a few apps that can help with that.
LottoPicks: This free app allows you to set your country to either Canada or the United States and then pick your state. You can find the latest results for your state's lotteries, which also include the jackpot total, the date of the next draw as well as the winning numbers. You can set it to store your lucky numbers and pick the remaining ones randomly or have them all turn up randomly. It lets you save up to your latest 10 picks.The app is available for Android and iPhone/iPad.