# EppsNet Archive: Lottery

Does money buy happiness? I’ve never seen any evidence of this but the girl cutting my hair today said it does. “It allows my husband and I to have a house so it gives us freedom.” I should have delved into this a little bit more for a couple of reasons. When I’ve owned a house, I’ve found that it gave me less freedom. If I’m renting a place, even a house, and I decide that I don’t want to be there anymore, I can just leave, which I can’t do if I own a house. Of course, there would still be the issue of moving all of my possessions. Owning things is problematic. Do I own my stuff or does my stuff own me? I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t really want to own anything: houses, cars, furniture. That would be real freedom. That still leaves the… Read more →

## The Unknown Millionaire

I’m buying a soda at a local convenience store, waiting while the guy in front of me buys about 50 dollars worth of scratcher tickets. After I pay for my soda and head out the door, I see the same guy leaning against the wall and he asks me for spare change. “For what?” I ask. “More scratchers? You haven’t even scratched the ones you have. You might be a millionaire and not even know it.” Read more →

## A Mega Millions Lottery Ticket is a Good Investment

Mega Millions uses 75 numbers for the first five selections and 15 numbers for the Mega ball. The number of unique combinations of five numbers selected from a pool of 75 is Multiply that times 15 possibilities for the Mega ball and the odds of winning come out to 1 in 258,890,850. BUT THE CURRENT MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT IS OVER \$350 MILLION! Any time you can get 350 million to one odds on a 258 million to one bet, you’ve got to take it. Read more →

## Plans for My Lottery Winnings

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to \$586 million. I bought two tickets at the gas station where I buy sodas every morning. “I hope I don’t have to split it,” I said to the guy. “I want the whole \$500 million.” “What are you going to do with all that money?” he asked. “First of all, I’m going to buy a new cup for my sodas every morning, instead of bringing the old cups back in for the refill price.” “That’s it?” “I’ll also be a lot harder to get along with at the office. No more Mr. Nice Guy.” Read more →

## Great Wealth Will Not Change Who I Am

I never actually noticed it before, but the gas station where I buy sodas every morning has a sign out front showing the current jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions. Both of the jackpots were three digits this morning (nine digits if you add six zeros for the millions) — one a little more than 200 and one a little less. Maybe that’s why I noticed them today, because there were so many digits. Or maybe it’s my destiny to win the lottery and the hand of fate turned my eyeballs to the jackpots. “I noticed the numbers out front,” I said to the clerk. “Give me a ticket for Powerball and Mega Millions.” “That’s a lot of millions,” he said. “It sure is. I’ll still stop by in the morning for sodas though.” Read more →

## Pug Meetup

There was a pug meetup at the Irvine dog park today. Here’s a picture of me with some of my pug friends. The funny thing is we didn’t even know there was a pug meetup. We just showed up and there it was! It’s a lucky day for me! I’m going to buy a lotto ticket LOL! Read more →

## The Way to Get Rich

The way to get rich in this world is mainly by making people feel large hope about a small exertion (i.e. “six-second abs,” lottery tickets, voting in an election, maturity models, and stuff like that). If you want to get rich, do not tie yourself to the truth. — James Bach Read more →

## Mister Lucky

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. — Matthew 19:24 Is money a guarantee of happiness? Read more →