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For my non-American friends, there was a big lottery drawing here a few days ago, called Powerball, with a top prize of 587 million dollars. (Sheee-it!) The last time the prize grew so large, Mr. Geoviki bought us one ticket for the drawing. Only one, of course, because the difference in the odds goes up the most between 0 tickets and 1, and not so much after that. We've had too much math between us, clearly.

And then we spent the time until the drawing hoping we wouldn't win. We just decided that the negatives outweighed the positives: it would ruin our kids' motivation, it would draw all kinds of remote relatives into our lives asking for a handout, we couldn't decide what we'd do with the money anyway...

This time, we deliberately didn't buy any tickets. I think that says a lot about how satisfied we are with our financial life right now. Not that we're rolling in it, or anything, but that we're happy with what we have.

Powerball Prize: $587,000,000.
Ticket cost: $1.
Contentment with our current lot in life: priceless

Date: 2012-11-30 09:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] who_la_hoop
Ah, how lovely ♥

I confess I would like to win some money, but I think that number of millions would be more trouble than it's worth. If I won big, I would give the vast majority of it away :)

Date: 2012-11-30 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tipgardner.livejournal.com
That's a lovely sentiment.

Date: 2012-12-01 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gmth.livejournal.com
I paid $2 for my tickets.

...did I miss the point? ;P

Date: 2012-12-01 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pir8fancier.livejournal.com
Yeah, I buy lottery tickets mainly because I want to be able to tell my husband to quit his job because of stress. Other than that? We're pretty good.

Date: 2012-12-01 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luci0logy.livejournal.com
With Cpn moonlight no longer able to work, I wouldn't mind a small win to help out when we retire but I wouldn't want millions.

Date: 2012-12-01 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hpreader.livejournal.com

Win!!!

Thank you for sharing. I'm so happy for you, that contentment is you current lot.

*hugs*

Date: 2012-12-16 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lagreyeyes.livejournal.com
And I deliberately set out to buy a Powerball ticket only to find that California isn't a part of it.

I think that says a lot about how dissatisfied I am with my financial life right now. The positives ABSOLUTELY outweigh the negatives, in my book. Let's just say I'm ready for 2013.

And yay for AO3!!

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