topum (topum) wrote,

US Powerball: let's play bitches!

Everyone here seems to have gone nuts about lottery. Apparently we are going through a wave of huge jackpots and people are losing their minds.

After I told our volunteers that I had never bought a lottery ticket they started badgering me to buy one because apparently noobs are often lucky. So I did buy a ticket. But those of you who know me for a while and can remember how I buy things would suspect that it didn't end with one ticket (you might remember my honey spree here for example). And I most definitely was not going down as a noob in my first (and probably last) lottery game.

So I bought another ticket...and in addition to that ticket I bought shares in 3,100 more tickets via online syndicates (all of the syndicates that site offered). If the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, then I have increased mine to 1 in 94,198. Which is good news. The bad news is that I am probably still more likely to be eaten alive by an anaconda while on my way to claim that jackpot than I am to win it. And there is more bad news. If I do win that jackpot, I will be sharing it with a huge crowd (anywhere from 140 to 600 people depending on which ticket wins). And finally, the site that sold me those syndicate shares probably is a scam and the odds of it closing down and disappearing if one of those tickets wins probably is close to 1 in 1. But still...let's play bitches!
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