Want to try your luck at the Powerball's $1.3 billion payout this week? Makes sense. And you realize your chances of winning are very nearly impossible, right? Of course you do. But you're still going to spend that $5? Fine.
But only buy one ticket.
That's the only way you have that tiny shot of winning— throwing yourself into the game. After that, you're just wasting money.
"You only get one shot," Eminem once said, and he was talking to you; the guy who's about to blow, like, $100 on a lottery he's not going to win. Do something great with that $95 you're too smart to spend on Powerball tickets!
The LA Times created a Powerball generator so you could see for yourself just how impossible it is to win the lottery, and just how easy it is to blow through your hard-earned cash.
As a smart commenter on the generator post said: