Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

If I Had a Perfect Ticket

Tonight, it will take only six numbers to get to a billion.

The astronomical $1.5 billion jackpot for the Powerball Lottery has reached a mind-bending level. This is Christopher Nolan territory. Contemplating having $1.5 billion dollars is surprisingly (and refreshingly) difficult to wrap my head around. This amount of money is not life-altering, but world-altering.

Every successful person, regardless of industry, has benefited from luck at some point(s). We’ve all experienced lucky circumstances in our personal lives that change our path in life for the better. And if we, by some stroke of otherworldly magic, defy all odds and find ourselves in possession of a ticket with the 5 winning numbers (plus the Powerball), I’d—

Wait. Let’s start with just a million dollars. I believe Barenaked Ladies have a say in the matter.

Winning $1.5 billion dollars will make barenaked ladies sound really good and it might spark a follow-up anthem.

The winning numbers will be announced on our local news tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET.