Good afternoon –
No, I didn’t win the biggest jackpot in history. However, my story is interesting enough to tell and talk about – because I think that I got as close to winning as possible without being able to retire. Yes, I played $10 worth of Kansas PowerBall Lottery tickets (5 different plays) yesterday…the hype and excitement of the $1.5 Billion jackpot just got to me. Here’s my ticket:
Focus on line “C”… directly in the middle. Now, check the winning numbers from yesterday’s drawing:
So stay with me here…but it you look at my line “C” and compare the numbers with yesterday’s winners, you’ll notice that I had 5 out of 6 numbers matching. Now, the “PB” number all the way to the right is kind of a “number without a country”, but nevertheless, the winning numbers for yesterday’s drawing – in chronological order – were 4, 8, 10, 19, 27 and 34. My numbers in chronological order were 4 (MATCH), 8 (MATCH), 10 (MATCH), 19 (MATCH), 27 (MATCH) and 67 (NO MATCH). I get it, I didn’t match the PowerBall number, but now I’m just focusing on the matching numbers.
Holy bananas. That’s GOT TO BE mathematically astounding. Not astounding enough to win millions…but from a numbers and statistical standpoint I was VERY LUCKY. 5 out of 6 numbers on that line matched!
Lucky enough that I had to wake up the household last night to share in my victory. I won $100 on this $10 ticket…which means that I made 10 times my money back. Not bad, considering that I had 5 out of 6 numbers correct, albeit a little out of order. Does this mean that I should keep trying to play?
Well, I don’t typically play so we’ll see where my instinct takes me. I do know that I’m not able to retire today so I’ll get back to work and stop that special order for the Gulfstream Private Jet that I was planning to buy ;-) Maybe next time!
Take care, good luck to you, Ryan