Lottery Strategy

There’s this billboard showing the current Mega Millions and the Powerball lottery jackpots. It’s gotten a little crazy the past week since, well, you know. Last Saturday we were driving past it and there was the powerball sitting at 800 Million. And next to it, poor little Mega Millions trying to drum up interest in a mere 15 million dollar payout. I can’t help thinking that Mega Millions has been spending the last several weeks crying out, “Ma! He’s doing it again!” And Powerball yells back, “What? What? I’m not even touching you! I’m not touching you!” There’s surely a lot of slapping involved.

Anyway, this week, the Powerball sign moved over from saying ‘Millions’ to ‘Billions’ and the numbers don’t look so enormously different. Still, Mega Millions is sitting there at 15, resolutely not moving. It’s got me wanting to go over and buy a Mega Millions ticket just so it doesn’t feel completely unloved anymore. Maybe I’ll also pat it on the back and give it a jelly roll or something. Its time will come. We all have to get lucky eventually.


Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

4 thoughts on “Lottery Strategy”

    1. Oh, $15 million I don’t think would work for me. There’s this amusement park that needs saving and that would take up easily the bulk of $15 million. But if the MegaMillions jackpot were a bit higher then that would work.


  1. I agree with John about people going more and more ape-shit (pardon my language, any apes who may read this) the higher the millions go. What can you do with $1.5 billion that you can’t do with $15 million (except maybe run for President….who in their right mind would want to do that)?


    1. Well, there’s no point going crazy about it, and sure, 15 million would be quite practical for most needs. It’s just you do get into some projects like amusement-park-saving that need a touch more than fifteen million.


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