This is usually where it ends for me,
with 2 matching numbers.
I looked at the prize amounts. I saw Match 4 out of 5 + the red powerball = $10,000 prize.
I was freaking out. I figured maybe they shaved a few grand away for me not having the red ball number, but I still thought I was a winner of thousands of dollars. I was already thinking that JEN CAN GO TO COLLEGE, the rest would have to go to bills & a few Christmas presents. Until I read the next line....
Match 4 out of 5 white balls WITHOUT matching red powerball = $100 prize.
A HUNDRED DOLLARS? THAT'S IT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A $9,900 DIFFERENCE? THAT'S A BIG FREAKIN DIFFERENCE FOR ONE LOUSY BALL, don't you agree?
I MATCHED 4 NUMBERS. Do you know how hard that is? I've never done it in 20 years of playing stupid Lottery big games. I think a drop from $10K to a hundred bucks because of one little red ball is ridiculous.
Now that I think about it, I've never won more than 3-4 dollars on a Lottery big game ever.
Now that I think about it, I can't believe I've continued to put money into games like Lottery, Powerball or MegaMillions for 20 years with no pay back.
And then today, I FINALLY match 4 out of 6 numbers and only win $100 bucks? What a racket!!! I guess just the mere idea of a chance at winning millions of dollars made me give it a shot, time and time again. But I have to forget about all of that and try to see the good.
It was pretty exciting today, seeing the big game numbers matching my numbers for once in my life, just not enough of them, just my luck.