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  • Bill Chastain

TOYS AND GAMES: Jackpot Fever

People are losing their minds now that the Powerball jackpot has reached approximately $1.3 billion. At Publix, the line to buy tickets reminded me of a run on the bank. I couldn’t even buy a honey bun at the convenient store due to the swell of humanity waiting at the ticket machine.

What cracks me up about the whole situation is the increased interest once the jackpot reaches an obscene amount.

PowerballCall me simple, but winning a Florida Lotto jackpot of, say, $5 million, would provide a sufficient windfall to supplement my desires. What do you do if you win $1.3 million anyway? Buy Haiti?

By the way, the odds of winning Powerball are said to be 292,000,000 to 1. According to a Facebook post: The lottery gives you a 1 in 200 million chance you won’t go to work tomorrow. Alcohol gives you 1 in 5.


Guy wins the lottery and upon reaching home he tells his wife he’d won the jackpot before he instructs her to “pack your shit.”

Excited, his wife tells him, “Where are we going?”

His response: “That doesn’t matter, just pack your shit and get out of here.”