Archive for October, 2005
I play Powerball. There, I admit it. I’m not ashamed. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t play it a lot, but when it climbs to 340 million, I figure a dollar is a fine thing to waste on a 1 in 140 million chance at retirement. But I don’t have the illusion that I will win. So when I woke up Thursday morning to the radio talking about how someone had won in Oregon, my home state, let’s just say I got a little bit hopeful. My odds of winning went from 1 in 140 million to 1 in how ever many unique combinations were sold. Eliminate the ones that were taken from “Lost” and combinations that were on multiple tickets and suddenly my odds looked still pretty damn bad, but I had a moment of hope. Then I compared my numbers to the drawn and, well, lets just say I matched one. Ah well, back to the real world.