This $25 Puzzle Is Basically A Lottery Ticket
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You know gambling is bad — Seeley Booth taught you that — but you do it anyway. From Powerball to everyday scratchers, you just can't stop chasing that thrill of winning five bucks, and the only way to make baseball interesting is by putting money on it and it's the only sport really happening now. Instead, why not put that lack of impulse control to good use?
With The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle, you'll have the chance to win up to $1,000,000 by simply completing a puzzle. You probably won't, but you’ll win something, and you’ll be supporting cool people making good art, specifically a street art collective called MSCHF who created the One Million Dollar puzzle. This one’s the same deal, except it has two lucky winners. That's double the chance to win $1,000,000.
All you have to do is buy the 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, complete it, scan the giant QR code that it becomes (sorry, spoiler), and see what you win. Prizes range from $1 to $1,000,000, but you can bet your butt that the vast majority of winners will just get a buck. Still, it's better than a losing scratch ticket. This way, you literally can't lose.
Now's a great time to get the puzzle, too, because from July 22 to July 27, it's on sale for its lowest price ever. For this short window of time, you can get The 2 Million Dollar Puzzle for just $24.99 (reg. $30). You'll even get free shipping. Not even Amazon does that for that price.
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