Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has swelled to a cool $107 million. I’ve been playing Powerball long enough to know that when the pot gets this big, it’s usually a group of 40 or so factory workers in rural Nebraska who win it. That’s probably got something to do with the fact these big groups by hundreds of tickets.
Chumps. It’s not about how many tickets you have. It’s about how many people you have. The Powerball is rigged, and they know a good story when they see one. Here’s a good story: Blogger buys tickets, shares winnings with site visitors. BOOM! New York Times, Thursday morning. Chalk it up.
Look, I’m tired of not being rich, so I’m switching my approach this week. I’m buying one ticket today after work today, snapping a picture of said ticket, and putting that bad boy on my blog. I intend on winning Wednesday and I want to share it with you.
Well, I don’t really want to, but showing the intent only increases the karmic forces that will lead us to riches. Win some, lose some.
Here’s all I ask: Leave a comment (above, left) and explain how you would use your portion of the money. I want to know what’s No. 1 on your wish list, not what charity you’d give to. (We’d give $1 million to the Haiti Relief Fund before the pot was ever split.) As soon as you leave a comment, you’re eligible to take an equal cut of the jackpot. If 50 people comment, the pot is split 50 ways. I’m cool with that.
Let’s do this.