Now that it's up to $800 million, if I win it all, I'd like to remind my fellow a2kers that you should feel free to PM me if you need a few bucks. I'll be happy to accommodate you.
My wife just bought three this morning. Cheap dreaming.
Powerball. Getting hundreds of millions of dollars for doing nothing. The leading Republican candidate approves of this "business plan."
Gambling has no racial or cultural political influence when there's over $800 million at stake. My wife even bought three tickets today.
I heard from my wife this morning that one person spent $5 thousand for tickets.
Advise: Don't spend $5 grand.
prize is up to $900 million
A $4 thrill is cheap in today's economy. We're going to a movie this afternoon, and that's going to cost about $20 or more for the three of us.
My wife and I buy one ticket for each drawing, because, even a measly 40 million is a lot to us. But we rarely buy a second for any drawing.
First I've heard of this Powerball timing - when's the draw date?
When I win I'll call a taxi to bring me to the Apple Store and get (at the least) a new iMac. Baby Mac is pretty much beyond help now. Maybe upgrade my dumb cell phone to a smart one.
Then I'll sit down and figure out what to do. Move back to California? Canada? Travel, starting with Rome again, see a lot of Europe for the first time, check out Japan? Visit a pal in Mexico DF, a place I have liked? Finally get to Rio?
Set up a trust for family, give some of the dough to my ex, who has become a steady friend; probably donate to Médecins Sans Frontières, donate to good health systems in various places.
If there's any money left over, I'll buy some excellent chocolates.
It's tonight, osso. Not sure what time ticket sales end.
Do all on your list, and more.
Jo, if we win I will send you the money to do the things you want. I will send a limo to your house and have them drive you to the Apple Store. Then we will all go to Tuscany and Rome and eat wonderful food until we can't eat anymore.
Oh, and we will feast on Belgian chocolates (I prefer dark chocolate)
Hey, include me too! I've done a tour of North and South Italy, but I'm ready for a repeat.
Me too, to all that. I tasted belgian chocolates in Parma. Oh, my.
Ok! Except I'm not a tour person. I get that you are. But we could meet along the way.