|Posted: March 28, 2011, 12:02 pm - IP Logged|
hopeful its just 1 winner and not some lottery group,
The way I figure it is that if I don't have the winning numbers, I HOPE THAT WHOEVER has the single winning ticket is a part of a LARGE lottery pool...make the win overall less dramatic. I especially love that Sargentos 100 pool that won that $200 million Powerball jackpot and each only walked away with less than $1 million each!
Somebody said that 7 would be the lucky number...did not roll as one of the 6 numbers but the winning lottery group is 7 members (at least for now......hope they have their records airtight or are just 7 total co-workers....you know how it plays out if pools are formed haphazardly and even just one person feels slighted they weren't included in that particular draw (i.e. out sick, vacation and didn't properly plan to have plays covered, etc)).
Anyway, I am not disappointed I didn't win since I would be just as estatic if my 6 numbers match the next drawing.....it is still more money than I currently have today so I just don't get it when people say, "$12 million (annuity)/$7 million (cash value) is not enough for me to consider playing the lottery." Sure the odds suck, but I am sure most people blow more than $5 bucks per week on things like cigarettes, Starbucks coffee, movie tickets, out-of-network ATM fees, etc. I just make sure to not blow my money on things like that so I can blow it on the lottery...at least that has the potential to return my "blown" money into A WHOLE LOTTA CHA-CHING!!!
Additionally, I no longer get caught up into tracking what the current jackpot level is at since it really doesn't matter unless YOUR SIX NUMBERS all match those drawn. That is when I will really get excited...but just the mere fact that the jackpot is (was) at $312 million or $150 million in the case of Powerball has no bearing on me and my behaviour.
Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!! NOW give me MONEY!