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Winning the Lottery

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | October 25, 2018

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No. 1,578


We all knew that when we bought those Mega-Million tickets that the odds of winning were astronomical.  What we really bought (or at least those of us who are in touch with reality did) was the fun of being part of it all.  People standing in line are interviewed on TV with broad smiles on their faces, talking about things like buying their parents a new home and taking a year-long trip around the world.

Yes, there is a part of us that believes we really can win it all.  Somebody has to win and if I don’t buy a ticket, I’ll never know if that somebody is me.

This is not a totally irrational thought.  We have all won the lottery of life and have the privilege of living.  And not just that (which would certainly be enough) but we hit the super jackpot of living in America in the 21st Century.  Just look at the faces of the  people marching in the caravan from Costa Rica to get an idea what that really means. Just as we imagined ourselves as the Mega-Millions winner, we have also from time-to-time ruminated on what it would be like to be a refugee, fleeing from oppression, hunger and disease.

So you didn’t win the Mega-Million!  You and I have already won the big one.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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