One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
From www.usamega.com: Saturday, August 13, 2005
1:46 am - Mega Millions: There was no jackpot winner in the Friday Mega Millions drawing, but 3 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 1 from California and 2 from New Jersey.
For the third time we won Zero Dollars in Friday Night’s drawing. We are half way through this game, and we are not winning, like in previous games. I miss scanning new tickets for you. Maybe by not winning the little money we are on the way to win the big money.
We still have 27 tickets until Tuesday August 23rd, 2005. We will still have 25 tickets until Tuesday August 30th, 2005. Any of them could be the Next Jack Pot numbers.
The Mega Millions jackpot for the drawing on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 is:
$61 million ($37 million cash option) The Jack Pot rose $10 Million in just three days.
From www.ohiolottery.com: The estimated cash value of this jackpot is $36,902,621. This time I like the other Cash Option better, so we will divide $37 Million by 25.
If we should win in Tuesday Night’s drawing each of us would get before any attorney fee’s, taxes or tithes:
I want to thank all the people who have already paid me for Game 18. Three people have double their shares, and if you have already paid, but would like to buy another share, you’re welcome to do so.
If you want to play in Game 19, you will need to have your money to me no later than Monday August 29th, 2005. (I will be off Tuesday August 30th, and Wednesday August 31st, 2005.) I will be buying new tickets on Wednesday August 31st, 2005.
If you want to play in Game 18, and paid the $10 from your last paycheck of the month, you can. Just give me a postdated check, dated for Wednesday August 31st, 2005. I will cash all checks that day before buying tickets.
If you are like me and get paid on Monday August 15th, 2005 and don’t want to give me a check, then you will need to pay me the $10 from the paycheck on the 15th of August.
Right now, I don’t have any new members. I still think that I will be losing at least one member, if that happens I will need to start Game 18. If everyone who is playing in this game plays in the next game, I will not start Game #18, but will just extend this game. (This advantage to this is that any winnings you get on Tuesday August 30th, 2005 will be added to your $10.00 and we could have more tickets.
Mega Million Lottery Pool #18 (will buy tickets on 08/31/2005)
So far 9 people have paid, and three of those have paid $20.00.
Mega Million Lottery Pool Game #19
Have one person who has already paid me for this game.
Mega Million Lottery Pool Game #20
No one has paid any money in this game, so I’m announcing now that this will be our first game where we will megapling our tickets. So it will cost me twice as much to buy our numbers. I’m not going to change the cost of the game. If you want to pay $10, you still can. If you pay $20, you will have two shares in the game.
Compassion With an Umbrella
A Western Buddhist woman was in India, studying with her teacher. She was riding with another woman friend in a rickshaw-like carriage, when they were attacked by a man on the street. In the end, the attacker only succeeded in frightening the women, but the Buddhist woman was quite upset by the event and told her teacher so. She asked him what she should have done - what would have been the appropriate, Buddhist response.
The teacher said very simply, "You should have very mindfully and with great compassion whacked the attacker over the head with your umbrella."