Thursday, March 5, 2009

The lottery

So a few days ago I was wondering why only old people win the lottery. And what do you know, a old person wins the lottery. Yahoo---Bob Space, 60, of Toms River, N.J., holds up the $216 million winning Mega Millions lottery ticket during a news conference at Chubb Insurance Company in Whitehouse Station, N.J., Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Space and nine co-workers at Chubb will share the jackpot

And something else about the lottery winners. Why is it mostly a group of people working in some factory somewhere always win in a group? The more I look into the lottery the more I think its fishy.

But now the complete opposite of everything that I had ever thought about the lottery.

Boy wins rights to tropical island in lottery

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A 4-year-old boy has won the use of an uninhabited tropical island, with white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters, in a Taiwan lottery aimed at boosting spending during an economic downturn.

Officials said Yeh Chien-wei, who won the prize at Thursday's draw, will get exclusive rights to the tiny plot in the Taiwan Strait from May through September.

Penghu County, an offshore archipelago, will provide food, drinks, water and electricity to the boy. He has been quoted in local media saying he wants to play in the sea.

You know shit must really suck in Taipei when one of the winnings in the lottery is electricity. But even though I thought only old farts win the lottery how in the hell does a four year win it? So my new conclusion on the lottery is that no one in their prime of their life wins the lottery. Life would be too simple then.

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