# Powerball

I bought a single Powerball \$2 ticket for last night's drawing and I hit only one number. Nobody hit all the numbers so the next drawing on Wednesday goes to \$1.2 billion.

The last time the lottery was over \$1 billion, I bought two \$2 tickets and offered my Vietnamese haircutter, Kim, her pick of one of the two tickets I bought. I didn't expect to win anything but I enjoyed spreading good will by sharing a shot of winning \$1 billion. Kim appeared elated that I gave her a free lottery ticket.

### A Kind Gesture

 Reminds me of the 1994 movie "It Could Happen to You" with Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Could_Happen_to_You_(1994_film)

### No Luck

 My \$2 Powerball lottery ticket did not hit on a single number during last night's drawing. With chances of 1/292,000,000 that's to be expected. Oh well, another \$2 down the rat hole. Next drawing said to be worth \$1.5 billion. Yeah, I'll probably throw away another two dollars. I usually only play the lottery when the jackpot prize gets around a \$billion. You can't win if you don't play.

### \$2.04 Billion Winner

 For last night's drawing I bought a \$2 ticket that hit on a single number. But, then again, a single number is better than no number but in the end it still leaves me \$2 poorer. There was a single winner from California on the drawing of \$2.04 billion. I'll refrain from the lottery until the next time the pot reaches \$1 billion or more. I don't fool with small stuff of only a few hundred thousand.

### I believe in

 mo' money, mo' problems. nah lol We do know someone who won 9 mil and it changed their lives. They never knew they had that many friends and relatives. Anyway me I go with probability, which is why I never play. I used to not want to be that person in the Twilight Zone, "Kick the Can," who gets left behind, so I was sure to play in the office, even seeking out the person handling if they missed me. Not anymore. The end lol

### Powerball =

 johnnatash4 wrote: mo' money, mo' problems. nah lol We do know someone who won 9 mil and it changed their lives. They never knew they had that many friends and relatives. Anyway me I go with probability, which is why I never play. I used to not want to be that person in the Twilight Zone, "Kick the Can," who gets left behind, so I was sure to play in the office, even seeking out the person handling if they missed me. Not anymore. The end lol Powerball = Fools Gold. It's obviously fun to dream of being a billionaire, but spend your \$2 on a candy bar for predictable pleasure!
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### Beating the odds

 And then there was the retired math teacher from Michigan who figured out when the odds of a game were in his favor. He won millions over the years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFS0odjAHs Mark

### Yeah

 baumback wrote: And then there was the retired math teacher from Michigan who figured out when the odds of a game were in his favor. He won millions over the years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFS0odjAHs Mark Yeah, and that guy and his wife made it all the way to 60 Minutes. Good for them and their posse for gaming the system. Phil
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### I'm going to be in the area tomorrow

 ...where they sold that 2 billion dollar winning ticket. Should I stop by that (now famous) little gas station and drop a few bucks on the lotto? I guess lightning never strikes twice in the same place, and if it did they'd probably think my ticket was rigged and declare it void if I actually won.

### \$2 Candy Bar?

 alandb wrote: Powerball = Fools Gold. It's obviously fun to dream of being a billionaire, but spend your \$2 on a candy bar for predictable pleasure! I probably haven't bought a candy bar in past forty or more years and it seems they used to cost about 25 cents. Is \$2 the typically price now for a candy bar?

### Ha Ha!

 mcginkleschmidt wrote: alandb wrote: Powerball = Fools Gold. It's obviously fun to dream of being a billionaire, but spend your \$2 on a candy bar for predictable pleasure! I probably haven't bought a candy bar in past forty or more years and it seems they used to cost about 25 cents. Is \$2 the typically price now for a candy bar? I don't really know either as I don't buy candy bars or Power Ball tickets.
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### Good luck to all!

 still playing it for more than 30 years and it's just "hit"and "miss" for some dollars :_) Yep it's very hard to imagine if I can win it, if yes, I will sponsor this site for lot of money! But now I'm jobless because of pandemic, they kick me out of program to protect one road program which need to made it happening soon in 2035. People still be blind within millions of people believing in it via mid term. Still remember last many years ago, when 2 FBI agents stood in front of the door at place and involving to FDA, CIA, lot of agencies, then just thought it's something breaking evolution. But sadly all just about money via human testing, which is cannot accept under some good human being. Funny enough they wrote in black and white that "no one will be responsible for virus" despite that one got into the hands of federal, then enough to say one day billion people will enjoy the nightmare show again, especially undergoing in 2035! Very poor now without any income yet, but at least HAPPY not signing criminal documents to cover your eyes under obligation if people don't have any 2nd effect, and it storing up more than 20 years. Rather be happy with winning if possible to have this lotto than working against humanity! As people to say 2\$ to some is easy to have, but someone need to stay on the street to ask for 2\$ and wait for miracle from lotto is another stories in life, just because to protect human kind! Good luck to all as mine!