The lottery sure gave me an education

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 06:10 PM.

They call it the North Carolina Education Lottery, and I must say, it is true to its name. I sure did get an education this weekend.

I will admit that I am not a big lottery player. As a matter of fact, I had never played the lottery in North Carolina.

However, with the Powerball jackpot growing and growing, I finally gave in and decided to purchase a lottery ticket on Saturday.

The decision was somewhat in the spur of the moment. My wife and I were deciding what we should do about dinner Saturday night. We thought of eating out. I suggested we buy a lottery ticket instead. Ain’t I the romantic?

The first thing we had to do was come up with numbers to pick. My wife and I approached this like Isaac Newton working on a gravity experiment.

We looked at birthdays and anniversary dates, but if you look only upon those, you’re leaving out every number more than 31. We even called my mother for help. After all, when you need help, who better to ask than mom?

In the end, we settled on our five numbers and our Powerball selection.

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