Fighting the Powerball Blues

Fighting the Powerball Blues

2018-09-28T18:17:04+00:00By |Entertainment|

Rough morning? We feel ya.  The Red Levelers bought a handful of losing tickets last night too. No one likes coming to work the next day after learning they didn’t win the $700 millions they were so positive they’d win the night before.

Sure, a lottery is a tax on people who are bad a math, but the skewness of it all makes it pretty darn fun to dream of buying your own island. If you still want to have fun at the lottery, here are a few quick tips:

  1. Play Lotto47. The jackpots aren’t as high, but the odds of winning are much higher – 1 in 10 million for Lotto47 vs 1 in 292 million for Powerball.
  2. Play your 401K. Not exactly exciting today, but few things are sexier that compounding interest years down the road.
  3. Play smart. Never gamble more than you can afford. Think of the money you spend on lottery as the money you’re spending on entertainment.
  4. Work smart. Never gamble on your network security or with your technology budget. Call Red Level and we can discuss several ways to help your company be more productive, more profitable and more secure.

Bonus: If you have a few minutes for an interesting podcast on the skewness of the lottery and prize linked savings, give Freakonomics a listen.

“May the odds be ever in your favour”

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