Over 1.2 million dollars were spent on Arkansas lottery tickets the first day of availability. Wonder how much more it would have been if we were not in a recession (aka depression)?
One lucky winner was able to catch up on his child support payments, willingly or not, since the dead beat dad registry is checked before the winnings are released.
Another big winner was arrested the same week for soliciting the services of a prostitute, who turned out to be an under cover police officer.
A young lady who walked away with $125,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, said she planned to use the money to pay her VISA bill.
A heavy duty televangelist from Dallas, speaking at a church in Little Rock, told congregants that if they tithe they will become wealthy (like he is). With the announcement the offering would go to the evangelist, the plates were passed a second time and “even those who are facing poverty” were admonished to “dig deep and give.” My question: Does the televangelist also tithe? (His financial records are being audited by the Feds, so we may soon know.) May I suggest worthy causes for a tenth of his millions? The Christian Outreach Food Bank, where the people who have filled his pockets can receive help no questions asked.
When the game show host asked – as they always do – how the young man would spend his winnings, he said, “Well, I’d buy my Mama a new house … and I’d go back to school … and I’d get some therapy. Everyone can use a little therapy.”
I couldn’t agree more.