Hey, You Never Know!

Sarah Donnelly, Staff Writer

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There has been a lot of commotion recently regarding the lottery, specifically the Powerball. In fact, the Powerball is the highest it has ever been. I’m sure everybody has had their multiple tickets lined up for the past few weeks. If you haven’t already heard, you have a greater chance at getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery.

The odds of winning the lottery? One in 292.2 million.

The odds of getting struck by lightning? One in 1.19 million.

I am sorry to burst your bubble!

…And one more thing- the chances of getting eaten by a shark? One in 11.5 million.

Pick your poison folks.

The grand prize has already been claimed. If you didn’t win, then we are all in the same boat. $1.6 billion dollars seems like too much money to control. What would you do with it? There has been a ton of headlines over the years about how previous winners actually regret winning the lottery. Take Sandra Hayes for example. She has said “I had to endure the greed and the need that people have, trying to get you to release your money to them.”  Many people let the money get to their heads, resulting in bankruptcy and even death in some cases. According to the Daily News, Abraham Shakespeare was shot and murdered after winning a $30 million lotto jackpot.

After reading this, I hope that you feel a little better. Sometimes it is better off, and in this case, I feel that I am very happy and content with my current life!

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