Let the insanity begin

This just in: there were no winners in last night’s Powerball. That means the jackpot is now estimated to be $365 Million dollars, or the largest jackpot ever!

Expect lottery fever to be sweeping your office today and tomorrow and by Saturday there will be lines out the door of your favorite convenience store. Still, before you get too excited, lets do some lottery math. $365 jackpot really means a $188 million cash option. After Uncle Sam and the District are through, its gonna be something like $110 million. Yeah, I’ll be pinching pennies at that rate too.

Right now, I need to go pinch a few tickets…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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