I wasn’t the big winner in the Fancy Farm Picnic car raffle.
The chances were slim, I know. But anytime I enter a raffle or play the lottery, I seriously think I am going to win.
I’ve read the odds on the Mega Millions drawing. It’s some insane figure like 1 in 175,711,536. And yet, on the extremely rare occasions I buy a lottery ticket — or a raffle ticket for the Fancy Farm Picnic, where the odds are a wee bit better…
I really think I’m gonna win.
Does everyone who plays the lottery feel such certainty when they lay their money on the counter? They’re investing — and losing — funds on a more regular basis, so maybe not.
But when the lottery says “you can’t win if you don’t play”…
I expect to win.