Wednesday, January 04, 2006

If I won a million dollars

Every time I think about the lottery, I dream about what I would do if I actually won. A slogan for the Kentucky Powerball lottery is somebody's gonna win, so it might as well be you, or something like that. Yeah, somebody's gonna win, but you have to buy a ticket first.

That's my problem. I used to buy tickets when the jackpot got really high up there, but I never came close to winning. Then we figured out that I was just throwing my money down the drain. As a result, I stopped buying Powerball tickets.

It's like playing the slots at Las Vegas. I like playing the slots, but I'm so chicken that I never play anything larger than the quarter slots. Then I set a limit on what I'm willing to lose, and when I have reached that amount, I quit. To satisfy my gambling urges, I have a computer program for playing the slots. I can play to my heart's content and not have to breathe in all the smoke in the casinos. And, I don't have to worry about losing over my limit.

But, I still have dreams of what I would do if I won a million dollars. Husband and I talked about it this afternoon and we decided that we would first buy a house on the lake and then we would buy a nice travel trailer. That way, both our dreams would be fulfilled. I would always have a nice house on the lake to come home to and husband would have his travel trailer to vagabond all over the country. When we got tired of traveling, we could come on home and fish awhile.

We have also decided that after investing the balance of the money after buying our house on the lake and our travel trailer, we would live on the interest and never touch the principal. With our current pensions, we would never have a worry in the world.

The problem with this dream is that the chances of our ever winning or accumulating that much money at one time are a million to one (that's better odds than winning the Powerball). We tried to save that much before we stopped working at our paying jobs, but we never got that close.

Since we don't have any rich relatives who would be willing to leave us a lot of money, I guess we are just going to have to be satisfied with what we have now.

Oh, well. I guess we are just destined to continue dreaming about winning a million dollars in the Kentucky Powerball lottery. I may even break down one of these days and actually buy some tickets. And, if we ever do win, I'll be sure to tell you all about it. And, I'll invite you to my house so I could feed you.


At January 04, 2006 11:10 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Your home is rich with love. That's what matters. But wouldn't it be nice to be rich figuratively and literally?

At January 05, 2006 1:30 AM, Blogger The Catshark said...

Sigh, I work at a casino and see so many with the dream that they are going to hit it big and come out with loads of money. Then when they come out they are in tears because they have no idea how they are going to pay their rent for the next month.

I have NEVER been a gambler. I have a hard time even putting two dollars into a machine to play a nickel slot. I ALWAYS keep thinking to myself what can I spend with this money instead of feeding a machine, so it makes gambling less enjoyable. So I just sit and let my friends gamble their money away on that big dream. Actually one of my good friends did happen to win it big once. She put in only $10.00 and came out 35,000 dollars richer.

But I am also in your boat! I have no rich relatives to leave me any money, nor do I believe I will ever make a million dollars before I retire. So all I have to fall back on is my creative nature and hopefully one of my books will become the next Harry potter! :)Then everyone who knew me before will all be invited to my place for a huge party!

At January 05, 2006 9:36 AM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

My hubby buys Powerball & Ky (whatever it's called) tickets FAITHFULLY & REGULARLY, so if we win you will have a rich relative. I have gone so far as to make a list of the relatives that we would share our winnings with and you are right there on top.

At January 05, 2006 3:48 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...

You'd have me over and feed me? Really? Like what sort of food? (drool, drool)

At January 06, 2006 10:55 AM, Blogger susan said...

Keep dreaming, it is a good way to pass the winter hours.

At January 06, 2006 9:58 PM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Have you noticed that Jellyhead always wants to eat? It's probably all that aerobics, karate and exercising she does....she's probably even a little bitty thing....but she sure can write.

When are you coming back to blogging? I miss you and I want something to read. Please come back...pretty please.

At January 07, 2006 2:56 PM, Blogger judypatooote said...

It's the dream that counts...about a year after my husband passed away, they were building some condo, not to far away and so I put $1000 down, and started to plan how I would decorate was so much fun.. I really did enjoy my decorating experience, in my mind... I took the contract to a lawyer to check it out and she hi lighted all the things i shouldn't except in the contract.....which scared me to death, so I cancelled and got my money back.... Now I was dreamin but it felt good to decorate my dream house...... I am so glad I didn't go with it....I love my house, and I don't have to dream to decorate......

And as for gambling....i too am a quarter slots gal.....always seem to win just enough to keep me playing....but i love the sparkle of Vegas, and the energy there...


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