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I didn't win the lottery

Saturday, October 20, 2018

At this point, results are still pending on the billion dollar megamillions jackpot. Numbers seem to be random enough that someone(s?) will take it, but you'd have thought that of all the other drawings since July, when it last produced a jackpot winner. I mean, how astronomically lucky do you have to get to have that happen (yes, I know there's a specific number attached to that question)??

But, were you, or I, to win it, would it mean the end of all your problems, or just the beginning? I mean, I've got some slightly paranoid tendencies already, don't easily trust people, occasionally idly wonder if someone is staring at me. Imagine if they actually had a reason to stare, or they had expectations that you'd "help them out" because they knew that you for darn sure could. I think I'd drive myself nuts having to say no, not only to strangers begging for a piece, but to those long lost friends who suddenly pretended to not having ignored me back in school. And then I'd drive myself further nuts, by trying to figure out how I'd want to help people who did matter to me. And then....

Nahhh, better to remain poor but honest. Right? Right?

But, y'know, I'd be able to afford a personal trainer, and, like, a housekeeper, and a cook, and some other stuff that might help me lose weight, if I won that jackpot...hmmm...

(1 in 292 million-ish, those are the odds of winning. In other words, we're not winning a jackpot any time soon. Or ever.)
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  • NEWSTART127
    This is funny, because I had a friend who was "GO BUY TICKETS" at me, and I told her I didn't need that much money. That I could live happily the rest of my life on $500,000 in net winnings... and I think she thought I was crazy... But with half a million, I could pay off my house, invest the rest and live off the interest, and work at what I'm passionate about, not do what I have to in order to pay the bills. Seems like it would be far less problems to continue living simply.
    21 days ago
  • DEBSZOO74
    I guess you don’t have a chance to win if you don’t try. emoticon It’s kind of fun to think a bit about the “what if’s” and then come back to reality. emoticon
    23 days ago
  • POETLKNG2LOSE
    I gave up on that one a long time ago; now I am doing sweepstakes online and still have not won. I do not spend a dime just pick what prizes I want to win. I see others winning but not me yet.
    23 days ago
  • AMYISSUCCEEDING
    Wish you could win that Jackpot!
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    23 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Yes, it's fun to daydream. I love to pay someone to fill out my SparkPeople food tracker for me.
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    23 days ago
  • LIFECHANGZ
    we didn't either but it's fun to daydream the spending of it!!! and hey, we get another crack at it! just can't spend what I can't afford to lose, so we buy a ticket, then cross our fingers, tootsies too but do not recommend holding our breath!!! LOL :)
    23 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    we can only dream!
    23 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Shucks!
    23 days ago
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