I’ve been noticing this week that the Powerball lottery has jumped to over $400 million in prize money. I notice it because it’s on billboards all over the places where I drive.
In the past, a tantalizing carrot like that would have compelled me to go down to my local grocery store for a lottery ticket — or ten. When I lived in New York their lottery system had a great PR catchphrase. It went something like this —