Don’t even bother buying a ticket


You are looking at what will be the winning ticket for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.  I have cleverly obscured my numbers so I don’t have to share the jackpot with all y’all.

So here’s how this all went down…

Saturday on the way home from my first big day in Portland I stopped by a convenience store to buy a ticket.  As I was pulling in the parking lot I thought, hmmmm… they draw the numbers at 11 pm Eastern time and I think they stop ticket sales at 10.  It was after 7 local time so I asked the clerk if it was too late to buy a ticket for Saturday’s drawing.  He said “Let me check,” and then told me yes, it was too late.  Well he had printed a $ 2 ticket so I went ahead and bought it anyway.

Point 1 – It was Sunday, not Saturday (duh).  For me nowadays, every day is Saturday.  I can’t always keep track of what day it is.

Point 2 – He had printed the ticket without the PowerPlay option, which can multiply your payout if you don’t win the whole enchilada but qualify for a lesser prize .  Wouldn’t you feel like an idiot if you had only paid $ 2 and then only win $ 100,000 instead of the $ 500,000 you might have won if you had paid the extra buck?  So I thought it is bound to win something for sure.

While in Washington state today I stopped to play the exact same numbers WITH the PowerPlay option, so now I have all my bases covered.


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