One thing that is amazing: EVERY person I saw interviewed on TV this past week, was absolutely SURE they had the winning Powerball ticket. That’s a funny thing, isn’t it? As if just believing you have it, makes it happen.
Well…I think there’s more than wishful thinking on this one. I remember the ONLY time I won off a lottery ticket was at an Arby’s restaurant. Yes, you could order a roast beef sandwich and get your lottery ticket. I was standing in line, and I was thinking to myself—-
“Mm…I DESERVE to win on thousand dollars. Hey dad. (my dad had just passed away, you have to start SOMEWHERE…not being really sure if God had the time at the moment.) You know, I could use the money. Brett could use some toys for Christmas. ”
As I kept talking to myself I thought…Hey, why not just go for it! I’m going to just put my psychic ability into it.
I walked up to the counter where a young, black, 16-year-old boy asked me what I wanted.
“I’ll take a roast beef, coke, and a the winning lottery ticket.” I said.
He picked out two…and he said, “Which one do you want?”
He gave me the ticket, I scraped it off right in front of him, and you should have seen his eyes, when I showed it to him. Sure enough. It was a $1,000 scratch off. I had won.
Now, this was long ago…long before the big Megamillions and Powerballs of today. I often wondered if I DID influence the outcome…or if it was just sheer luck. They put my picture up on the wall at Arby’s for a month. “Lotto winning ticket sold here!” But, I only saw about $600 of that thousand. I ended up buying a cheap hot tub, with money I had already saved. My son already had enough toys.
Now…in a fair world, the government shouldn’t take more than HALF of that $500 million…but by the time all the politicians have taken millions out of your piggy bank, you end up with less than half. You can’t say anymore that you won $500 million, because it would be a lie. Somehow they end up richer than you. And where does that money go?
Nobody Knows. And Nobody Wins when Nobody Cares that a government can literally steal your winnings from you….and not just once, but for the rest of your life.
How long are we all going to put up with it? They KEEP us poor, and then, when the poor play the lottery as the only way to get out of their poverty, they take it away.
That’s why…they are charging $2 now for a ticket. Expect it…the price will go up.
In the meantime…good luck everyone! You’re going to need it becasue…I have the winning ticket!
Hey…it worked once before!