Having super powers can get you a date with Emma Stone. Having $100 million might as well.
Having super powers can get you a date with Emma Stone. Having $100 million might as well. CTMG./ImageMagick - Sony Pictures media website

Bitten by the bug, I'll go for broke

I KNOW I am going to wake up tomorrow morning just as broke as I am today, but that doesn't stop me daydreaming.

Tonight Oz Lotto draws Australia's richest ever lottery prize, with a guaranteed first division of $100 million. The last time they got close to this was June 30, 2009, when the guaranteed first division prize reached $90 million and by the time the balls were let out of their cage it had hit $106,549,984.76.

Forty five million to one. Those odds are so remote they'd have to be on a par with being bitten by a radioactive spider and developing super powers. I'd be okay with that too, Universe, by the way, if you're listening, or reading, or ... oh well.

In fact, you could argue the only reason people keep winning Oz Lotto or its even tougher lottery stablemate Powerball (with odds of 55 million to one) but not developing super powers may be a function of the enormous number of lottery games sold each week and the relative scarcity of live radioactive spiders.

(I'd advise against trying that argument out on anyone with even a passing knowledge of chemistry, biology, and/or physics).

Anyway, my point is even though we all know logically we can't win, something in human nature means we'll all keep fantasizing about waking up tomorrow $100 million richer.

... Or waking up with super powers.



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