Every news site that you visit is covering tonight’s record smashing $1.5 Billion Powerball.
So I figured it would be interesting to know if my reader’s are participating in the fun.
Yes, we all know that the odds of winning are nil. But there are perhaps no bigger dreams that $2 can buy in 2016.
I do admit to being perplexed at the person in front of me in line who spent $100 on Powerball tickets. Whether you have 50 tickets or 1 ticket the odds of winning are statistically insignificant. The dream I have with my 1 ticket is the same dream that he will have with 50, no?
I chastised the DDF pool for buying 40 tickets for 40 people. Statistically speaking, they won’t win the prize with 40 tickets just like they wouldn’t have won with 1 ticket. As far as divine providence is concerned, does Gd need you to buy more than 1 ticket for the pool to win? Or perhaps if the extra $78 was spent on charity the “divine providence odds” would actually increase…
Then afterwards reports surfaced of a school in Lakewood, NJ buying 477 tickets, so perhaps my line of thinking is flawed? Or would they have been better off buying 1 ticket for their staff and raffling off the other $952 for a staff member to use?
Is my logic flawed? What would you do with $1.5B?
Vote and hit the comments!