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when the mega millions jackpot

hit 1 billion dollars tonight

i decided to take my chances

shell out 2 dollars

buy a lucky ticket

and imagine for at least 12 hours

what i would do with my billion

not a bad price for half a day of creative fun.

the winning ticket?

what would you do with a billion dollars if you won?

‘a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.’

-everett dirksen

lottery.

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i stopped to fill up with gas

and grab a cup of coffee

when heading out of town

and home once more.

as i paid and told

the very happy and chatty clerk

to have a good day

he glanced across the street

at the beautiful view he sees each day

and thanked me for reminding him

because every day was good

and especially today

because today was the day

that he was going to win the lottery

but somehow i thought that he already had.

“i count myself lucky,

having long ago won a lottery paid to me 

in seven sunrises a week for life.”

~robert brault

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carpool mates

ride with smiles

chat about the day

throw down our heavy things

relax at last

stop to buy a ticket

and

share

what we’ll do

when/if

we win

the 800 million

and

the first thing

that each of us names

is a donation

to someone else

who needs some of it

more than we do

and

it’s part of

the reason why

we

all ride together

with smiles.

if I had to live my life again, i’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – tallulah bankhead

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Man forgets glasses, buys winning lottery ticket

Fairfield, Conn. — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.

Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn’t want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, so he decided to buy a ticket from a lottery vending machine — something he had previously never done.

Sabo says he meant to buy two $20 tickets, but says *he didn’t have his glasses on and instead bought a $30 ticket. When he got home, he discovered the ticket was a winner.

*(and he is clearly my kindred spirit)

credits: detroit news, associated press, ctlottery.org