OUR VIEW: Fun to dream of winning lottery riches

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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We wrote in today’s newspaper about the number of people who are driving over from Alabama to buy lottery tickets due to Powerball’s massive Jackpot total.

If you somehow haven’t heard, Powerball’s jackpot is up to $610 million.

Obviously, that’s the kind of money that would instantly change a person’s life, as well as an entire family’s trajectory.

Someone making minimum wage could instantly be insanely rich beyond their wildest dreams.

It’s also very unlikely to happen.

Your odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million. You’re more likely to be struck by lightning (seriously) or to date a super model.

You’re probably even more likely to be on a date with a super model when you get struck by lightning then you are of winning the drawing.

It’s just human nature to dream big and to want to play, more than likely, you’re having to return to work today with everyone else, still dreaming about what it’s like to strike it rich.

But, it’s fun to dream right?