The Mega Millions jackpot is now supposedly around $640 million. People across the county in 42 different states are plunking down $1, $5, $20 and more on the chance to strike it beyond merely rich.
I heard someone in New York bought $500,000 worth of tickets. That’s going to take a while to weed through all those tickets to see if he or she has the winning entry. Factory workers and office workers are pooling their money, hoping that someone can connect.
I’m not sure if astrologers or Chinese takeout has seen any increase in business – astrologers are famous for telling you your lucky numbers and probably about as adept as the Chinese fortune cookies that contain your lucky numbers. I recently had some takeout but neglected to save my lucky numbers. Dang!
Some people select the numbers of their favorite players. The number 5 has seen a significant drop here in St. Louis and I’m not sure what number has taken its place. I know Tebow’s jersey number is pulling in its share but I’m not even sure what number Tim is – or will be for his new team. You could go with your birthdate. Or maybe the birth dates of your children or spouse.
Whatever your method, odds are extremely good that your money will be wasted – even the smart individual in New York who is shelling out all that money on the hopes he or she strikes it rich. And if you have $500,000 to dump into something like this lottery, you’re probably already quite rich to begin with and I certainly hope that if there is a winner tonight, it’s not this person.
Actually, I hope no one wins tonight. I would love the jackpot to grow to be more than a billion. That would be fun. Instant billionaire.
With that much money, it’s truly impossible to even imagine what you would do with it all. I would certainly donate a very large sum to charity but which charity, I’m not quite sure. I would spread the wealth around as well and I know there would be something golf-related in my future as well as a new space where I could resume large format painting. And I mean really large. I could go on and on but what’s the point?
Dream all you want. When you wake up tomorrow, it’ll be back to reality.