Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mega Millions

One of my Christmas gifts was a Mega Millions lottery ticket. Alas, it was purchased just a day late. As I held it in my hand and tried to read the number in the dim light of the Christmas tree, the ticket was only worth $12 million; but the day before it had been purchased, the prize had been $160 million. Timing, timing! At 11 p.m. exactly on Christmas day the Powers announced the winning number. I went to peek on Boxing Day by way of Internet. Alas, not a single one of my six two-digit figures matched any of the winning numerals! But I was pleased to note that no one else had won the big prize either, so if I hurry and spend a dollar, I may still be of that number—when the saints go marching in.

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