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A Powerball Story

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Let's say I was the laziest reporter ever.


If I saw the Powerball was up to a Billion Dollars. I'd put my feet up on the desk and make up a paragraph of fiction.


"I went to the local gas station and met with a few denizens who felt like this was their lucky day.

Hey (random person,) what would you do if you won the Powerball?

Citizen 1: I'd would move off the grid.

Citizen 2: I'd like to buy an RV and travel with my wife.

Citizen 3: I've lived a good life, but I'd like an opportunity to spoil my grandchildren and put them through college.

Citizen 4: I'd quit my job.

Citizen 5: I'd like to help out a sick relative (insert sad story here.)"


Now if I actually went to the said lottery location, I would get a derivative version of most of those stories. So I would basically save myself the time and effort and take the morning off.


Because none of those people have a plan, they just think it would be nice to win. A Powerball Story is basically the reason ChatBot AI was invented. Everyone has a dream, 98% of players don't win anything, 99.99999999% of players don't win life-changing money.





 

Me? I have a plan.


I'm going to make Beacon of Speech work.


But every time I don't win, I feel like a loser. That was $2 I could have been putting toward making my dreams a reality.


The Powerball Dream is a lot like life though, isn't it? Very few winners, and those who win were lucky-


"Hey Commie Fred Hunt, the Powerball isn't like life at all. You work hard, you win. Look at LeBron James."


<sigh>


Listen, LeBron James was lucky too.

LeBron James worked hard and he's the "King" of Basketball. That made him a billionaire.

Franck Tayou worked hard and he's the "King" of Indoor Soccer. The average player in the MASL makes around $25,000 for a 6 month season.







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