By LEON YOUNGBLOOD
I readily admit, I wish these thoughts on losing the lottery were rather thoughts on winning the lottery. And I don’t meant that “penny-ante” million-dollar stuff, either. I mean that $700,000,000+ stuff that some undeserving Yankee won last week in Massachusetts.
I confess, I spent two dollars on a ticket. I yielded to temptation.
The temptation came via a cashier at a small-town store, who asked as I was paying for gas, “Do yo’ want a lotto ticket? Dat Pow’ Ball thang, it up to more’n 700 milyuns.” (And incidentally, this is exactly how the good man spoke.)
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