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: