Tonight’s 10 PM Powerball lottery drawing offers a cool 1.5 billion dollar jackpot to some lucky winner, making it the largest jackpot in world history.
That translates to a 930 million dollar cash value. That’s a pretty good chunk of change.
Did you get your lottery ticket?
I got mine! 🙂
I have seen first hand the devastating damage gambling can do, so lottery tickets and casinos are not normally in my repertoire. But, this year I took a chance. I contributed my $2.00 when the collection was taken by the ladies at work to purchase a group ticket.
What are the odds of my winning the lottery?
The odds of picking the correct six numbers are 1 in 13,983,816. With odds like that, I believe I’ll keep my day job as my source of income. 🙂
Material riches are not my lifestyle. Although, I have been blessed in experiencing different seasons in my life where they were plentiful. Today riches for me are found not by material possessions, but rather by the love and memories I share with those near and dear to me.
If I won the lottery would my lifestyle change? Probably not so much. I would continue to work. I would travel a bit. I would make sure I had a secure roof over my head, my children’s and grandchildren’s needs and education were provided for, and make a donation to my church, the altruisms I believe in, and some random acts of kindness.
I would continue to love God not money.
How about you?
What would you do if you won the lottery?
We all can’t be lottery winners. Let’s all learn to be content where God has placed us. Let’s all find our riches amongst people not things. And if we are the chosen, lucky ones, to win lotteries, let us use the riches wisely, prudently, and prayerfully.
Good luck my friends! 🙂
19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
Love and laughter,