The large Mega Millions jackpot reminds me of a practical joke idea I had in my college days. (Works best if you live in a college dorm in the days before the internet).
1. Gather together a half dozen friends and announce that you have bought them each a lottery ticket as a gift. Buy one ticket with the exact same numbers that won the previous lottery drawing. Shuffle up the tickets and randomly distribute them to your friends.
2. Wake up early the morning after the drawing and replace the lottery page of everyone’s newspaper with pages saved from the previous drawing.
3. Sit back and wait to see which of your friends “won”
4. Inform the winner of the joke before they give away their meager possessions.