Bought a few powerball tickets yesterday. We had all sorts of plans for the winnings. Aside from paying off all our student loans, we were going to stop having to buy Safeway Select.
One of the first things I was going to do was buy a new bike. My hybrid is getting a little wracked out. After that I really didn't care what we did with the money. Maybe I'd buy Left Bank and turn it into a homeless shelter.
However, I checked the numbers this morning and it turns out we didn't win. We had five tickets -- five -- and not one of them pulled the winning numbers. Apparently, your odds of winning aren't that good. According to the DC Lottery site, the odds are 1:120,526,770 that you'll draw the jackpot numbers.
I have returned to work chastened.