I suppose there are millions of people who lay awake at night hoping and dreaming that their Powerball ticket will be the single winner. For $2 and a 1 in 175,000,000 chance, I think I would rather just get on to sleep.
The single winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot validated the winning ticket this afternoon where it was purchased: Eagle Liquor in Passaic, N.J., lottery officials said today. (ABC News)
I hope the gentleman who is claiming to have won was at the store for something other than more liquor. He is about to have a lot of "friends" who will help him spend it. According to the narrative in the story from ABC News - his apartment complex is a "tight-knit" group of folks. I suspect they will be attempting to get tighter.
It is a good time to remind ourselves that the chances of winning at Powerball are very, very, slim and none. On the other hand, the reality that we will one day leave this life for "judgment" is certain. Therefore the TRUTH of God's Word is a wise course to consider:
For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world (or $338 million) yet lose his life. What can a man give in exchanged for his life? (Mark 8:36)
I think I will use my $2 for the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions.