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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Powerball

I won the lotto! The 340 Million jackpot went to some dude in Oregon, but I'm bringing home $16.60. I'm not much of a betting man, but I'm ahead during my lifetime. The only other time I've "played" the lottery was 5 years ago at a gas station in north Georgia on the way back from an Elliott Smith show in Atlanta. I lost, but weirdly enough I've come to associate Elliott Smith with winning.

A bunch of us in the office put in five bucks each, giving us 30 tickets. Whatever winnings we were to get would be split 6 ways. One of the tickets matched 4 of the 6 numbers (the 5th number was off by only 6 digits which would of brought in $200k). We won 100 bucks as a group. We were postulating that if we got the big prize, then the office would be shut down. That didn't happen. But I'm now $10.66 in the black during my lifetime. Just like my Vegas trip, where I gambled 7 bucks and left with $12. Low amounts for sure, but percentage wise I'm kicking some ass.

The real question is what am I going to spend my cash on?
I could say it's for the $3.99 mp3 player that I ordered two days ago (thanks Dalton). But that's the past.
Perhaps I'll use it to attend tonight's Sound Tribe Sector Nine and Toubab Krewe show (if I can get my hands on some tickets).

On a side, people were really using the numbers from LOST? Are they crazy? Not only would you have to deal with all of the lore surrounding those numbers, but do they really think they're original? If those numbers did win, then the per person winnings would be akin to bringing home 16 bucks and change.

Also, for a set list and pics of that Elliott show (in addition to the mp3 link above) look over here. That Hank Williams Jr. shirt must of been mad nasty, as I saw him wear it on at least one other occasion.

3 Comments:

  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Flatlander said…

    Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

    I don't understand the mp3 player. It says it doesn't come with any memory. How do you buy memory for it? Does it take a regular off-the-shelf hard drive?

     
  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger jds said…

    You are right, it doesn't come with memory. It uses SD; I have a handful of the cards laying around. Hopefully it'll only require some formatting. I hope to figure that out when I get the thing, but if not then it was only a 3.99 experiment. I just hope my lotto luck doesn't run out before I get to that.

     
  • At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lets get rich!

     

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