Powah! Ball!!!

now’s your chance to Think Big!

The Powerball Payoff is $1.5 Billion – and rising.

We all have about the same odds of winning whether or not we donate buy a ticket — Let’s Play!

If I Won The Powerball I Would:

— Buy the NBA and make them play in Uggs.
[good game but the squeeeeeeking!!!!?! *shudder*]

— Buy enough Congresscritters that it becomes fashionable for them to wear Sponsor Patches on their outfits.

— Launch a national ad campaign [complete with popular TV show product placement] called Think About It tossing out ideas like:

”Expecting someone to risk their life to defend you, when you won’t defend your own life is not noble, it is immoral.”
–DM

and

Victim ≠ Hero

The Government is just Other People

Wanting Other People to make your choices [and pay your bills] for you means you’re a child.

— …. [your turn]

15 Comments!

  1. Dave
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 12:02 pm |

    There sure are a lot of people I’d tell to kiss my ass.
    Kind of like the end scene of Jay and Silent Bob.

  2. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm |

    I’d build a series of big walls to protect prey from predators.
    And pay all the terrorists livable wages.
    And pay bodyguards for each and every person in the USA so they don’t have to have guns.
    And buy gangsta thugs new pants that fit.

  3. Nomen Nescio
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm |

    I’d buy 750 million Powerball tickets for the next drawing cause I’d be feeling lucky.
    What?

  4. jlw
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 2:17 pm |

    i’d give a boat load of money to the local humane society.

    they are doing too much with too little.

  5. Fawkes News (Barack Lies Matter)
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm |

    It might be enough to buy an EyeFone and Verizon service for it.

  6. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm |

    I could afford to enroll in Uhbamacare, at last.

  7. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 3:39 pm |

    One gubmint gives you $1.5B of other people’s money as a share of their stacked gambling monopoly’s profits, then the big-boss gubmint of the syndicate takes half of that.
    This is what’s known as the rackets.

    Oh, sorry. Y’mean, what would I do with the money?
    Uhm, buy an island, get a white cat, hire some henchmen, and fix a few of the World’s management issues?

  8. Another Bob
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm |

    Here’s some cold water for you.

    A former friend of ours won a mere few hundred thousand in the California Lottery. They were not able to remain anonymous, and it ruined their lives.

    The first big payout was for the IRS. Then the IRS audited all of their past returns, found relatively minor stuff and slapped them with huge fines and fees. Of course, the lawyers and CPAs wanted their cut.
    People lined up at their door and called at all hours with sob stories and offers of sex and whatever.

    They no longer have any close friends, nor do they trust anyone. We never asked for anything, but they haven’t spoken to us for a couple of years now.

    As I understand it, they did the usual thing: blew all of the money and now have less than they had before they “won”.

  9. guy
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:36 pm |

    “— Buy the NBA and make them play in Uggs.”

    Drywall stilts would be more fun, but massively more expensive since you’d have to raise the ceilings of all the venues.

  10. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm |

    Give everybody $4.33 million.

  11. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm |

    ^ Was just coming back to say that I’d share but you won :)

  12. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted January 14, 2016 at 11:17 am |

    We didn’t win :(

  13. Posted January 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm |

    I got the # 4 right – after that, well, there goes that sweet RV I was wanting.

  14. ZZMike
    Posted January 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm |

    Philosophical musings: But – somebody won. Not only somebody, but three somebodies.

    Studies show that 70% or so of major lottery winners go broke with in 6 or 7 years. Makes sense to me: most ticket buyers are economically illiterate, and that don’t do much good even when you’ve got trucks full of money. One of our brother bloggers posted a story about two hapless Brits who won $70k, and went broke in a year.

    Other stories are starting to come out about people who took out huge loans to buy boxes of tickets, people who sold their houses, &c &c.

  15. mojo
    Posted January 16, 2016 at 8:56 am |

    Here’s your IOU.