Well, seems like one in three Canadians will be buying a ticket for today’s 55 million dollar lotto draw.
If you live in Canada, will you be one of those three?
Prior to typing this post I was watching the evening news, it was giving this draw a little air time since the amount far exceeds the usual sum which is often under 10 million dollars.
What was interesting were some of the stats they shared: a person has a one in four million chance of winning the full amount or a share in the full amount.
Further, the news anchor stated, studies show that sixty percent of lottery winners go through their winnings in seven years - that’s right, seven years! Wow!
I once saw a show on television featuring lotto winners (or losers in this case) and what had happened to them over a ten year period. Sadly, the above statement is true; losses are tallied in more than dollars as families are destroyed and lives forever altered, and not in a good way either.
Yesterday, as I went out for a walk with Lucky (aka Wee Dog) I dropped into a shop and picked up a couple of tickets (one for mom, because she asked) and one for me - because I’m feeling lucky!
But then I always feel lucky - so I’ve already won! (remember my Life Lottery post... )
What would you do with 55 million dollars?