Friday, January 18, 2008

the lottery dream

VolBro has a recurring dream where he wins 41 or 43 million on the lottery. He's very specific about the amount. And he told me that if the lottery jackpot ever reaches 41 or 43 million, I should buy a ticket because it's kinda preordained. He's very specific about the amount. He says the type of currency doesn't matter.

I just can't remember if it was 43 or 41 million - or was it 45? No. Definitely 41 or 43.

Tonight's estimated jackpot is 41 million - pounds. I think that's roughly a squillion dollars with the current exchange rate. I've been thinking about calling him and asking him what numbers to pick.

Would I be morally obligated to share the winnings with him if he told me some numbers to pick on this preordained lottery win? Or could I, you know, just buy him a beer?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did I raise such children?
Gamblers, ones who could even conceive of not sharing? Probably too cheap to call on one side, and probably will not answer on the other? And they were sooo smart.
Vol Mom

nobody said...

well I think you should at least splurge for dinner

"John Galt" said...

During the runup to Christmas, the Tennessee Lottery urged the giving of lottery tickets as a gift.

Question...If the giftee hits the lottery for a bazillion bucks on your money...are you due anything?

Vol Abroad said...

Yeah, see - I don't know, that's what I'm asking basically. Legally - NO. Morally, what's a fair percentage? Half? 10%? Up to the tax exempt limit on a personal gift?

"John Galt" said...

Maybe a better idea would be to tell each giftee that you've purchased x amount of lottery tickets in their name(s) and will let them know if they've won after the drawing.

In the meantime...ho, ho, ho.

genderist said...

I think even 41 million would qualify for a whole case, at the least...