I had to laugh out loud when I got the email from the LA Times informing me that the very next day after a half billion dollar Powerball game finally got won by two people in different states that California decided maybe they wanted a piece of the action.
What a surprise.
The commission believes adding the Powerball game, which has a starting jackpot of $40 million, could net the state between $90 million and $120 million annually in lottery revenue, according to a memo sent by Lottery Commissioner Robert O’Neill to other commission members.
“We have to continually offer our loyal players a variety of entertaining lottery games, and we firmly believe that Powerball is a right fit for the California Lottery,” Lottery Director Robert T. O’Neill said in a statement. Customers were “pretty clear” that they wanted it, he added.
I heard on the radio about some woman from Oakland had called the Portland airport and asked where the nearest lottery dealer was close to the airport so she could fly from Oakland California to Portland Oregon just to get some fucking Powerball tickets.
Hey, I’ll admit I bought three myself.
The odds are astronomical but you can’t win if ya don’t play and someone was going to win the sonofabitch.
So have at it you crazy Left Coasters.
Who knows, maybe you could be the next job creator?
More likely is that you could have had a hot dog instead but what the hell.