Friday, March 5, 2010
Get Rich Quick
From our apartment and, in fact, from FFP's usual reading and watching TV chair, we can see the billboard across the river announcing the Mega Millions payout. When I shot this picture it was at 68 million (I think it's wise to consider you'd get around a quarter of that on cash payout and after taxes). It is 133 now, I think. It always resets to one digit before we get around to buying a ticket. I think we have a Texas only lottery and another multi-state participation (Power Ball?) but I think you can see that I don't follow the gambling opportunities too assiduously. But we are always being reminded of Mega Millions.