Belize: Help me Split $550 Million US Dollars from Powerball?

Powerball is the huge US lottery…42 states,Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.  Tonight is the second biggest jackpot of all time.  $550 million US dollars.I have never purchased a US lottery ticket.  I think it is ridiculous.  You have an equal chance of winning by flushing your money down the toilet.1 in 175,000,000.  (Your chance of being hit by lightning?  1 in 1,000,000)

But…I’ve been getting quite a few messages from Belize…asking me to buy some tickets.  I’ve been watching huge lines on TV all over the country…so I thought I’d head out at 7pm (4 hours before drawing time) to see what it’s all about.

And to buy a few tickets for Belize.  10 tickets purchased.  If we win, Belize, we will each get about $1,800USD before taxes.  Good, right?

My local supermarket was empty.  Not one person waiting.  I thought 130,000 tickets were selling a minute?  Not in Ridgewood, NJ.

I bought us 10 tickets.  Here are our numbers.  Let’s hope we win!

Get ready for the best party of ALL TIME.

  • 😀 $1800 USD would really give us enough money fi the new marley, rum popo, and black fruit cake we need fi Krismos. 😀 I’ll be crossing my fingers Scoop!

  • Me

    Exactly. I think it’s just the right amount of money for all of us for Xmas. A few sorrel stouts…like you said, the rum popo…perfect.

  • From a socio-economic perspective, it would be interesting to see the effect of a sudden windfall of 1800 USD to every citizen and track where all that money eventually ends up.

    From a political view it would provide a good indicator as to where the votes lie. If everyone rushed out to buy generators, for example.

    Donating that amount of money for an intersting social experiment would surely win you the Nobel Peace Prize for Economics…

  • Leisa

    Sorry you didn’t win. It would have made for some interesting blogging. One of the two winning tickets was bought about 15 minutes from where I live by a mechanic in Dearborn, MO. I sure wish he would blog about it. I’d be curious to hear about how it changes his families lives.

  • Me

    Hippo, Now you have me set on a Nobel prize. Will give me something to do…