Last Friday, the Max Millions lotto drawing was $50 million.
A jackpot this size always draws more players than usual. Some people can’t be bothered with $10 or $15 million, when they win they want to win big and $15 million just doesn’t cut it.
Me, I play every week, twice a week. I play the Max Millions on Fridays and 649 on Saturdays. Having a regular set of numbers I can’t afford not to play. Imagine not playing and recognizing the winning numbers as “my” numbers ... I wouldn’t survive the shock.
Yet this is exactly what happened ... last Friday, I forgot to play. This in itself was a shock. $50 million up for grabs and I didn’t buy a ticket!
I’m sure there are others like me, faithful players who buy a ticket every week with a regular set of numbers. I wonder if they ever won anything sizable. I don’t mean a free ticket or $5 or $10 here and there, I mean a sum that makes a difference.
Whenever I read about Lotto winners I find there are four categories:
- people who state that this was their first time playing;
- people who only play when the jackpot meets their expectations;
- the elderly; and
- the disabled.
Since I don’t fit in any of the four categories, I wonder about my chances. I also wonder what I would do with $50 million.
People say that money doesn't buy happiness, but I’d sure would like to put that theory to the test. $50 million would make me VERY happy and I can think of quite a few people and one organization with whom I would share that happiness.
I shall persevere and try again next Friday ...