I'm probably going to get taken out by an assassin for bringing this up, but can you imagine the pandemonium if some billionaire decided to give literally everyone one million dollars?If you divide 1.3 billion by 330 million (population of the USA), you'll get 3.9 million for every citizen of the USA. That's just crazy money.
I idiotically posted this without checking the math. Duh.I'm probably going to get taken out by an assassin for bringing this up, but can you imagine the pandemonium if some billionaire decided to give literally everyone one million dollars?
Art I love ya man but you need to use the spacebar, you're killing me!Where's my soapbox-oh here it is. I've never bought a lottery ticket I just can't support them. Every time I go to a convenience store I see lines of impoverished people wasting their hard earned money on the naive hope of a win. So I can't win but if I won I'd have to give it all back to those who are disadvantaged and perhaps to disadvantaged friends and family. Maybe I'd keep less than 500k it would come in handy. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Heck who am I fooling it's like Gold Fever 500k would be just a taste of the "big pot". I don't want to win I'd probably lose my mind (it isn't a huge leap) and go from my happy go lucky altruistic self to greedy mean miser having spent none of it and die friendless with every single penny. That's just despicable and dang I don't want to spend my life friendless. I've learned you have to be careful for what you wish for, the road to hell really is paved with good intentions, and no good deed goes unpunished. So sure if I gave all my friends lots of money they'd probably initially love me but then grow to hate me with the discovery that the financial windfall has it's own problems and hasn't solved their problems-you read all these tragic stories of lottery winners. Hate to piss on everyones parade, but I just couldn't hold it anymore (I think it's my prostate?). Anyways "good luck" to those who are going for it, but you've got better odds of being struck by lightning — while drowning — than winning the Powerball drawing. Though given those choices I'd take the later. Sho me da money. I can almost see the little Angel on one shoulder (Artemus be a Robin Hood) and the little Devil on the other (Arturo ARRRRR more booty).