Saturday, March 31, 2012
Like millions of other people, I bought in to the lottery fever. Tim and I headed to a nearby gas station and plopped down $5 of our hard earned money to buy a chance at the dream- at the time, the jackpot was only $540 million dollars.
$540 million dollars. It's little wonder that all I could talk about pretty much the entire day Friday was what I'd do with that much money. I've already told you what I'd do with a much lower amount of $30 million. Suffice it to say the sky is the limit with an estimated payout of around $230 million!
At 11:00pm, we waited on the Mega Millions numbers to be drawn. I knew instantly we weren't even close. Not. Even. Close. Even though I knew we wouldn't win- don't get me wrong, I like to dream, but I sure wasn't rushing out to buy my silver spoon just yet- it was still a bit of a disappointment.
Three lucky people out there did win however. Their lives have been changed forever with just a few lucky numbers. Incredible. I wish I wasn't so jealous I'm turning green just thinking about it.
Oh well, it looks like I won't be quitting my job and buying that horse farm after all.
It's not all bad news though- I didn't win the jackpot, but I did correctly pick the Mega Ball on one of my tickets. So I won $2.
See- there is always a silver lining somewhere. You just have to look.