I need to collect my Lottery Winnings!

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:

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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

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