I Thought I Could Never Become Addicted to Gambling
Like millions of others throughout the country, I bought some Powerball tickets last night. When I inevitably found out that I didn't win, I went into probably the biggest depression of my life. I was embarrassed -- I couldn't imagine walking into that gas station ever again.
I couldn't imagine how anyone could get addicted to gambling.
Then, when I passed the giant billboard on my way into work this morning that read "POWERBALL $675 MILLION," later confirming that, in fact, no person had won the Wednesday night jackpot, I felt a renewed sense of hope. I immediately made mental plans to get to back to the gas station stat, to grab my tickets for the Saturday night drawing.
So, I get it now.
So I guess this is a bit of a PSA to play responsibly, and to support that notion, here's some sobering reality:
your my chances of winning are 1 in 292 million.