The Mega Millions lottery, which is available in a whole lot of states, is up to half a holy fucking shit dollars. Tonight at 11 pm in Atlanta (for which I'm too lazy to figure out the time zone), they're going to draw a number and someone's going to get half a billion dollars.
This morning on the radio the djs were talking about what you should do if you won. Really key stuff like getting kidnapping insurance and immediately hiding your loved ones, who would become immediate targets.
There is a lottery ticket hanging on our refrigerator door.
That's sobering, isn't it? Money means so many things to people, but though I've often thought it has the power to corrupt, I never thought about it having the power to endanger before. Then again, it's hard to even think about the word "lottery" without thinking of Shirley Jackson's amazing short story.