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.’
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.”
ride with smiles
chat about the day
throw down our heavy things
relax at last
stop to buy a ticket
what we’ll do
the 800 million
the first thing
that each of us names
is a donation
to someone else
who needs some of it
more than we do
it’s part of
the reason why
all ride together
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