How many do you want?

I stopped at a local convenience store tonight, and the moment I got to the register the cashier says “How many do you want?” After giving her a perplexed look, she told me that everyone coming in has been buying lottery tickets.
Apparently the “jackpot” has gone up to 290 million. I don’t play the lottery. Back when I was in college I worked at a gas station and saw many people spend waaaay too much money on those little tickets. Even the guy who used to scour the lot for cigarette butts with a little tobacco left in them would spend 5-10 bucks a week. With odds of 1 in 146,947,962 I’d rather keep my buck!
How many of you drop your cash on those little paper slips??

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on October 14th, 2005 @ 9:16 pm

    As appealing as the idea of winning the lottery is, I’ve never once bought a ticket. Some folks at work went in on some tickets this week, but I passed on it. I cannot tell you how bitter I’d be if they won.

  2. J Wynia (unregistered) on October 14th, 2005 @ 10:54 pm

    Do what I do and pull out a gourmet chocolate bar on Monday in a meeting. When everyone asks about it, say, “This is what I got with that $5 on Friday. Didn’t you guys get anything good?”

    Adjust if the amount they spent was higher. The numbers are so astronomical that you’re likely to enjoy this experience over and over through the years.

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