$550 million Powerball? Oh, okay.

I should first say that I never gamble, have never before this purchased a lottery ticket, and the one and only time I stepped into a casino was to have dinner.

Today I was one of about a trillion people purchasing a Powerball ticket. Why? Well, first of all it’s on my manifesto for this year. Second of all, there’s the tiniest chance of actually winning. One in 175 million to be exact. 😉

Come to find out, a person has a much better chance of being attacked by a shark, being hit by lightning, or dying from a bee sting than winning the Powerball.

The Huffington Post’s list of things you have a better chance at than winning the Powerball is pretty great:

– Picking a perfect NCAA bracket, 13,460,000 to 1 (And boy have I tried!)

– Birthing identical quadruplets, 13,000,000 to 1

– Becoming an astronaut, 12,100,000 to 1

– Becoming president of the United States of America, 10,000,000 to 1

– Dying by a hornet, 6,100,000 to 1

– Dying from being left-handed, 4,400,000 to 1

– Becoming a movie star, 1,505,000 to 1

– Drowning in a bath tub, 840,000 to 1

– Getting a royal flush in a first hand of poker, 649,740 to 1

– Dating a supermodel, 88,000 to 1

– Being murdered, 18,000 to 1 (Ummm… who figures this out?)

– Dying in an asteroid apocalypse, 12,500 to 1 (Now they’re getting crazy)

– Finding a four leaf clover, 10,000 to 1

– Loosing an appendage to a chainsaw, 4,464 to 1

– Writing a New York Times bestseller (if you’re an author), 220 to 1

So I’m sure no one is surprised when I ask you to PLEASE do not come knocking at my door because clearly I didn’t win! 🙂

My numbers: 02, 09, 44, 51, 57 Powerball: 18

The winning numbers: 05, 16, 22, 23, 29 Powerball: 6

Yup. There goes that trip around the world. 😉

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2 responses to “$550 million Powerball? Oh, okay.

  1. shucks, cannot blame you for trying.

  2. Pingback: 2012 Manifesto End of Year Wrap up! | thegreentreeischirping

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