I run the office lottery pool. And things are hot right now. Not that we’re winning anything, but there’s a great sense of morale in the newsroom for those playing the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries. If we were to hit either, we’d have $750M to distribute.
Usually the office pool isn’t on the radar unless a jackpot is worth north of $300M. It’s definitely there. And unlike one pool swelling to that number, there are TWO. At press time the Mega Millions and Powerball are both around $750M. We went through the first cycle, won a bit and reloaded it only to lose the last of it. But every Monday during this ‘hot season’, the pool comes alive with players.
Odds are terrible, no doubt. But it’s fun to talk about ‘what if’ – especially during a pandemic. A lot of those playing would give a lot of it away – which is great to hear. The pandemic is really striking a chord for charitable giving.
After all, we’re all employed and thankful to be working.
Winning half a billion dollars would just be a cherry on top. ????