That's because according to the news, there was a single, as yet undisclosed, winner.
Since we live in NH, we knew it wasn't us, and so did a lot of other folks who were wondering if their lottery ticket would be in the running for the BIG prize $.
The top prize was $768.4 million — third largest lottery win in U.S. history. Many folks bought tickets later; projected top prize was $750M when we bought ours late yesterday.
Can you imagine a lump sum payout of $477 million ?
But it didn't deter us from investing in a single $2 ticket.
That's because as it's often said, "You've got to be in it to win it."
SO, we were in it and didn't match a single winning number for our 1-ticket investment.
And, that also means we don't have any major financial decisions to make today.
Except later, when we invest a larger $4 amount for a weekly dominoes game at the senior center. There's no prize money, just fun and conversation, amidst some lively competition. (We play with some seriously competitive folks.)
We won't know how to begin spending all that lottery $.
That said, we sure would've had a lot of fun trying.
How about you — ever bought a lottery ticket(s) ?