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Answer for question 4586. [Jan. 6th, 2016|11:37 pm]
Xiphias Gladius
Have you or will you buy tickets for tonight's Powerball drawing (currently estimated at $475 million for the jackpot)? What's the first thing you'd do if you checked your numbers and saw that you'd hit "the big one"?
I don't typically buy lottery tickets. I figure, in practical terms, the odds of me buying a ticket and it winning, and the odds of a winning ticket accidentally blowing into my window without me buying it, are functionally identical.
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[User Picture]From: cellio
2016-01-13 04:12 am (UTC)
I'd never bought a ticket before, occasional group-of-coworker tickets aside (because boy would I feel stupid if I were the only one left at work after a jackpot), because I figure lotteries are a tax on people who can't do math.

But even so, I did buy a single ticket for tomorrow night's drawing. And in so doing, I realized that what I'd most gain if I did win isn't the fancy house or the jet-setting vacations or the geek toys, but time. Winning the lottery would give me time to do the things I don't get to do enough because I'm working. That's what I want the magical lottery pixie-dust to give me.
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