Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What Would You Do?, February 25, 2006

Last Friday afternoon, a group of eight co-workers at a food processing plant in Nebraska bought a couple of quick pick tickets from the Nebraska Lottery at a local convenience store. Little did they know when each of them ponied up their spare pocket change to buy the tickets that their live were about to change forever. By the end of the weekend, they were all millionaires. They hit the ultimate "Jackpot" when their quickpick ticket matched all the numbers in the record 365 million dollar Powerball drawing. After choosing the "cash" option and paying all the connected taxes, each of the eight people walked away with 15 and 1/2 million dollars. Not a bad way to end the work week eh?

This weekend the "MegaMillions" jackpot in California is up to 212 million dollars. MegaMillions is the west coast, multi state version of the Powerball and the jackpot regularly goes over the 100 million dollar mark. So, what did I do? One week after those eight lucky co-workers in Nebraska bought the tickets that would change their lives forever, I went and bought a couple of quick picks in the hopes ending my work week just like those eight Con-Agra workers in Nebraska did.

All this lottery fever got me to thinking too. What would I do if I won the 212 million dollar jackpot? What could I do? What would I not do? It's impossible to say for sure. I don't think anyone could say exactly what they'd do or how they'd react until they're actually in that situation. One thing is for sure though, the possibilities are limitless and that is the most exciting part of all.

Will I be the "big winner" this weekend? Probably not.....but it never hurts to dream right?

(originally posted 2-25-06 on Yahoo 360)
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