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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.

BETter $2gether

$800 million for $2?

The ticket price for the Powerball Lottery seems like a clear sign to re-popularize the rarely seen (but real) two dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson, don’t you think?

This lottery and its eye-popping jackpot, now in its second round because of no initial winner from earlier this week, demands to be played. Not only is it affordable, but it’s fun and exciting.

Yes, the odds are sort of against us (1 in 292,201,338). Yes, $800 million is actually difficult to comprehend as being a real monetary value. And yes, remember during the drawing tomorrow to read and check your numbers very, very carefully…

The dumbest thing you can do is not risk your morning coffee money for the chance to win the $800 Powerball jackpot.

Unlike Lloyd, Christmas could come early for one of us this year!