I wish to express my Sympathy for your profound loss at this time of great sadness.
You , much like myself, must have been informed by now that;
You did not hit the Power Balls 1.6 Billion Dollar Jackpot!
I know, I know! Yes, You are as deserving as those people in California, Florida and Tennessee!
I know, I know! Yes, You would have made some large charitable donations!
I know, I know! Baby needs A new pair of shoes !
I normally do not buy Lotto but even I had to get in on this one! I bought 5 numbers, megaplied, to the tune of 15 “bucks”, “semolians”, “smackaroos” ! 3 Fins ! (ya! ya! ya! ).
My husband, who buys Lotto regularly but does not play power ball, is in N.Y. for work. Here’s the convo…….
Me; Hi ! Babe! How’s everything?
He; Going good! Should be home as planned!
Me; Oh shoot ! I forgot to get Power ball tickets! Did you get some?
Me; How many?
Me; !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???????????? ONE ! ONE? How could you buy “JUST” ONE ! ?
( I mean, COME ON ! It’s like eating just ONE potato chip, having ONE cocktail, having one piece of chocolate! ) who does that?
Who would buy just one ! (My Virgo Husband that’s who!).
So I got 5 the next day ! Schooled him on economics! hrmph !
My friend in Vegas drove to Arizona to buy Tickets ! Yes, Stateliness IS closer , as I said to her, BUT the wait in line there was 5 plus hours !
Yes, It is ironic that a state known for gambling does not allow the sales of Lotto ! Something about gambling and drinking don’t mix ! (ya think?).
But the odds were astronomical ! Your odds of winning were 1 in 292 million !
What’s that you say? Yes, There will probably be a winner and you are just as likely to win as the “other” guy! Your an optomist !
Look on the bright side;
- You do not have to give Uncle Sam 40% of your windfall PLUS another 25-28 % because you hit it big Gambling !
- You do not have to fight off every salesman and charity from your front door!
- You do not have to find out who your REAL friends are ! You can keep em all !
- You do not have to worry about LOSING all that money! (cause lets facts….most lotto winners are worse off 10 years out than they were before winning!
So OPTIMISTS ! Get your head out of the sand, Leave your pity party, forget your Funk and look on the bright side……..your only a few bucks worse off than you were before and you had a couple days of rich fantasizing and…………..
You get to keep ALL your friends!
Hope I cheered ya up !
see ya soon ! Jeannee.