Things can change a lot in one day . . .
like if you win the lottery.
this morning the pay phone ad that I walked by
said $540 million.
This afternoon it said $640 million.
Six hundred forty million dollars!
Yesterday our tickets said the jackpot was $500 million.
(Though it went up to $540 million by the end of the day.)
Jon and I have never bought lottery tickets before yesterday.
On my way home
I handed a lady in a news stand booth
all the cash in my wallet:
I asked Jon to buy $15 worth of tickets more near his office.
Spreading out where we got our tickets felt like a good idea.
Today, I bought another ticket with my last four quarters.
I thought it'd say $640 million, but it wasn't updated.
Just $540 million.
The lady told me with a sincere look in her eyes, "Good luck."
I said, "Thank you."
I think the best part of buying a lottery ticket
with a jackpot so big,
is that the possibilities of what you can do with all that money
Infinity being so tangible feels awesome.
Now it's time to kick back and relax . . .
and hope we're hundred millionaires in a couple of hours.