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Are The Blues Getting To You Yet?

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California Lottery
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If you have been living anywhere where I am right now, you’d probably get the blues too!

I am not just talking about the foggy, drizzly, overcast, gloomy conditions for most of the day and then the occasional sun, heat, light rain, humidity and cool conditions that we have been getting day in and day out which to me completes the drama of the uncertainty of the times we are all in.

And I do not even want to think about how Faisal Shahzad, the suspect who had blotched his presumably terrorist attack in which he could have blown up and killed many innocent lives in New York Time Square the other day.

And this was me thinking that this was way too close to that other foiled attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallaba, a passenger who wanted to detonate a bomb strapped to himself while flying into Detroit from Amsterdam on a day that I would imagine wasn’t chosen at random, Christmas Day of last year.

Terrorist practice runs anyone?

And so some nights I laugh myself to sleep thinking how incredibly "lucky" this new administration has been for being given at least two "fortunate" terrorist bloopers that could have gone terribly wrong, terribly deadly and terribly terroristic to say the least.

Some days you couldn’t help but consider that there might be a God up there who still protects innocent people from the seemingly not so innocent ones.

Ahh, if we can only fathom the thoughts of God. Well but if we can, then there would be no God, would there?

Anyway, going back to the blues right here, we have had hazy conditions, unpredictable weather patterns, people robbing banks, holding up convenient stores and people in the streets but the big question of the day in everybody’s mind is did somebody take home the 266 Million Jackpot at Mega Millions yet?

Ah, all the uncertainties but yet still a glimmer of hope.

Who knows, you might be the next big millionaire and you don’t even know about it.

You know what? I can’t help but remember that picture of a store clerk which I recently saw online. He won something like 20 something million dollars and the news article was saying he had about 20 something dollars in his bank account. And every time I remember that, I shake my head in disbelief, and remember that in the same headline, he was quoted as saying he doesn’t even know what he will be doing with all that money. That I could imagine (see even lottery winners get the blues).

But for all you guys who are asking about the 266 million jackpot, well here’s what I found out just now:

A Mega Millions ticket sold in California is worth $266 million.

California Lottery officials say the ticket matched all six numbers drawn in the multistate game Tuesday.

Twenty-eight tickets had five numbers but didn't have the Mega number.

Of those, seven were sold in California, three each were sold in New Jersey and Virginia, and two each were sold in Michigan, Missouri, New York and Ohio. One ticket each was sold in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Source: Yahoo News (May 5, 2010)

Well you could be a big winner, but not if you didn’t buy a ticket. Not that I am advocating that you go buy one. I’m not.

All I’m saying is that I am looking at mine right now and I don’t even want to check if it is indeed the 266 million dollar winning ticket or one of the seven almost big winner tickets sold in California which also gets a substantial amount.

Okay, I am not even a lottery player but here I am like some of you who are, finding myself holding for hope, just because the kind little old lady at the corner store donut shop asked me to why not buy a ticket from her for the big drawing and she told me that I could be the one who can make her dreams come true as well.

A good advertising ploy if you’d ask me.

And the best thing about it is that it worked. I purchased a ticket, an activity which I haven’t done in a long, long time.

But if I were you and you are having the blues today for whatever reason, or if the blues are getting to you because you weren’t able to purchase your ticket or for not being the big winner on Tuesday night’s draw, think about this--if you are sitting there, safe and still reading this article then consider yourself blessed.

  • You or a loved one could have been an innocent life snuffed out in NY Times Square or at any busy street corner or downtown building or anywhere because of a successful terrorist attack.
  • You could be flying in from overseas looking forward to coming home to your family and could not make it because a suicide bomber sitting onboard the same plane with you have other plans and an appointment to keep somewhere you do not want to go just yet.
  • You could be living in countries such as Greece or Spain with their debt crisis along with Thailand where they are having bloody and deadly protest actions in their major cities.
  • You could be in Haiti, Chile or some other place devastated by a massive earthquake since the start of the year.
  • Or if you live near me, you could be among the 12, 13, 14, 15 and possibly more percent of Californians who are out of work and couldn't find work, some for months and years now, and not because it was some fault of your own. Well I guess some do have something to do with it.

But anyway, you or a family member or a friend could be a big winner in Tuesday's draw. Or it might not be, you do know that you have a better chance of dating a supermodel, dating a Hollywood star and getting hit by lightning all at the same time than getting all the five winning numbers plus the mega number.

But even so, even if things are bad for you right now, if you could just open your eyes and really look at yourself and where you are and where you came from, if you could look at the big picture and even hold on to something a lot bigger than all these and bigger than anyone of us, then I know you could kick those blues away!

Now, wipe that frown off your face, get up, sit down, exercise, do whatever but do something positive and do something productive today. It’s a new day, every day’s a new day.

Put a smile on your face, this could very well be your day!

(Even if I have put a damper on your seemingly really longshot at winning something really big, such as the Mega Lottery. But still, you could put your trust in something way more bigger than that and is not really that long a longshot to believe in, a God who might just be there waiting for you to turn to him, especially if you've tried everything else already).

And while you're at it, you should go put on some new underwear before you go out today for you'd never know, with your "luck" you could be in a some sort of a freak accident or you might pass out somewhere or you could be stuck or trapped in a rubble somewhere where emergency crew might need to rescue you from and they might even have to cut parts of your outer wear off, you'd never know (so don't wear your new jeans today). And who knows that rescuer could very well be the guy or girl of your dreams, the one you've been praying for all your life and not doing so could be like choosing the winning lottery numbers but not going out to buy one. Cheers, and don't say I didn't warn you!

Hub Number: #023

Date: 2010-May-05

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