The lottery obsession
I watch a program on HGTV about wining the lottery and buying a home . A home that changes people lives. The host has a fascinating personality, He makes people from the most remote places in USA feel as if they are from Boston or Florida or LA. He is David Bromstad
He asks every new lottery winners what they want. Almost all say they want a big kitchen, an open concept, a pool, and a man cave. Most want to be next to the water, any water, sea, lake or river Then they give a price range. David extracts an accurate personality of what people really want.to feel they create a home, and not just a house
I watch the same episode over and over, I am mortal and know in this stage in life, my only chance of having a new one story home if to receive out the blue a windfall of money.
I buy lottery tickets almost every day.
Can I win the lottery?
"More than a third of Americans believe winning the lottery is the only way they will ever retire comfortably. But the odds of winning either the Powerball or Mega Millions are roughly 1 in 292.2 million and 1 in 302.5 million, respectively."
In California, since 1992, only nine people won the Powerball jackpot. Nine in 29 years.
"Just how likely is it that you'll hit it big in the lottery? Well, the odds are much worse than the probability of your death as a result of one of these:
- Plane crash: 11 million to one
- Car accident: 106 to one
- Falling out of bed: 2 million to one
- Flesh-eating bacteria: 1 million to one
- Lightning strike: 1.2 million to one
- Dog mauling: 118,776 to one
- Snakebite: 50 million to one
- Shark attack: 3.75 million to one
No one won 274 millions No one won half a million. Just one person in 23 states won 50,000. All others, won peanuts.