Last week’s contest was won by wes.in.wa. It was Telluride, CO.
This week’s is related to a news story from December, good luck!
Jenny’s Gifts and Kids Wear, San Jose, California
The place that sold my winning Mega Millions lottery ticket to someone else this week.
Strip mall where trees don’t lose their leaves in December. Street is a divided boulevard, which could be southern California. No other clues jump out at me right now.
@1 Looks like I was on the right track anyway.
I wasted $2 on it. I won’t buy a lottery ticket unless the jackpot is $100M+ and then only $1. I read somewhere poor people spend 9% of their income on lottery tickets. Not me.
Same here. $2, and only when it is a big jackpot.
I managed a gas station/convenience store back in the 90′s. I remember many customers addicted to scratch off tickets, spending all of their money and an hour of their time in my store. Just pathetic.
@5 What’s pathetic is the state raises revenue by preying on the poor instead of taxing the rich, thanks to gutless D’s in the statehouse.
#6. Run for office?
Good win, I bought 5 tickets in the little mini-mart right by my office. Turns out I didn’t even buy for the right drawing, and of course, didn’t win shit.
In the late 1980s before lotteries first had huge payouts, I laughed at the people in the office that pooled money to buy tickets in a couple of million payouts.
A payout hit something over $100 million. I demanded to be let in. Some snarky person asked why I wanted in now.
I told her that if the pool hit, there was no way in hell that I would be the only person left in the office.
@7 I’m too old and sick to run for anything except my life when peregrine falcons show up at Green Lake Park. Besides, what makes you think I could ever persuade our legislature to stop preying on the poor and giving the money to giant corporations? This is Washington, for crissakes. We have the country’s worst tax system.