Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Power Play Enjoy That Strike-It-Rich Fantasy While It Lasts

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Power Play Enjoy That Strike-It-Rich Fantasy While It Lasts

Article excerpt

This could be it - the last morning you'll have to get up and head for the office or hospital or construction site to make a living.

This could be it - the last afternoon you spend rushing to pick up the children from school before tossing together a quick, inexpensive dinner and then checking to see what's showing on basic cable.

This could be it - the last night you toss and turn on an old mattress or close your eyes to an ugly paint job splashed on the walls by a previous tenant in your apartment.

Or not.

Chances are very, very good that, if you do those things today, you still will be doing them tomorrow. The odds that your life will not be radically transformed at 10:59 p.m. when the Powerball drawing is held, are 292.2 million to one.

But it sure can be fun to dream, and that's why people who always buy lottery tickets and people who rarely do are lining up for that one in 292. …

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