Friday, October 19, 2018

if you won the billion-dollar lottery

What would you do with $1 billion? Nobody "needs" a billion dollars. It is an obscene amount of money and yet it is hard not to get swept up in tonight's drawing in the American lottery "Mega Millions."
(Reuters) - The U.S. Mega Millions lottery reached nearly $1 billion on Friday, the day of the drawing of what is now the second-largest lottery in U.S. history....The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350.
But what-if, what-if, what-if ....

I wonder if, assuming I won, I could offer it to Donald Trump in return for his leaving office now, today, no Tweets allowed. He is a man who clearly thinks in terms of money, so ... I wonder if he'd do it... move to Madagascar or something.

Yes, I will buy a couple of tickets: An occasionally-obscene possibility is not to be sniffed at.

1 comment:

  1. “Nobody ‘needs’ a billion dollars.” That’s a matter of a lack of vision.

    BTW — You couldn’t buy off Trump with the full billion even if you really want to. After taxes, you’d be lucky if you had half left, likely much less.

    Also, bear in mind that the Republican Majority in both Houses has not impeached Trump for his continued violations of the emolument clause of the Constitution, this means he can continue to rig policies and practiced to enhance his economic position far in excess of a mere half billion dollars.