A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

And the money kept rolling in...

The EuroMillions lottery jackpot has not been won in a few weeks. I bought a lucky dip when the money rolled over to £50 million, bought 2 when it got to £80 million and another 2 this week when it was £100 million. It's still not been won and next week the jackpot will be an estimated £125 million.

This staggering amount of money has got people talking about putting a cap on the lottery jackpot. Some say it isn't fair for one person to win that much money (although it could always be a syndicate or even multiple winners) but I'm sure they'd change their tune if it was their winning ticket. How would they decide on the maximum figure anyway and, more importantly, where would the excess go ? There's no such thing as fair in this world.

I doubt the lottery people will even consider it. The higher the jackpot, the more people will gamble. £125 million is an unbelievable sum of money. If I were to win it, I honestly don't know what I would do with it all. I couldn't possibly spend it all (although I'm sure my girlfriend has other ideas !) and I think I'd give most of it away.

I think it's all a con anyway. They've seen how they can get people into a frenzy of ticket-buying when it rolls over week after week and it's great publicity for them. I bet it goes on for another couple of weeks yet. Of course, I'm unable to prove that it's a fix but let's not let logic spoil a beautiful conspiracy theory eh ?

Money makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round.....


At 12:13 am, Blogger ill man said...

I've seen a couple of million do some strange things to someone.

125 million though is more money than most people have the imagination to deal with.

Not that i'd gripe, obviously...........

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