The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
-Robert M. Pirsig
Saturday, July 16, 2005
No one won the Jack Pot in last night’s game. So the Jack Pot rose to $145 Million. The Cash Option is worth $88 Million. There are only 26 of us playing in this game (Game 15 is still playing. They have 27 members with one ticket.) $88 Million divided by 26 equals to $3,384,615.38 per person. Did I really need to tell you, that the figure of $3,384,615.38 is before any attorney fee’s, taxes or tithes? I didn’t think so.
Okay, so I knew this morning we had won at least $3.00, because we had the Bonus Ball 02 and in the same line we had the number 09. Bonus Ball plus one pays out $3.00. This is good for us, because we only have another 3 draws on this game.
1 of 5 + BB $ 3 7/15/2005 9 - 13 - 25 - 36 - 48 (2) Megaplier 3X
So I bought us another ticket. We have all the Even Bonus Balls, so I selected for us 41. That is one Bonus Ball we don’t have.
Let me give a recap of what we have in this game. We have 26 players and we started out with 26 tickets. We had most of the Even Bonus Balls, but not all, remember I had purchase some of the Even Bonus Balls twice. That turned out to be good, because 36 came up and we were paid on it twice.
For the next three draws we have a total of 31 tickets for each game. You have every Even Bonus Ball and you have the follows Odd Bonus Balls. 01 (Game 15) 45, 43, 41.
A Grave Tragedy
A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave.
The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?"
The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?"
The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied... "My wife's first husband."