April 16, 2002

I purchased a Big Game ticket today. $325 million. Well, really only a little more than $230 million after taxes — and that’s if you can handle getting only $9 million/year. I think I’d take the lump sum: $127 million (after taxes). The drawing is in an hour. I’ve played the lottery about 2 times in my life before this one. Somehow I always get that glimmer of “wow… I could actually win this.”

It’s hot.