But I won in spite of all that 2021 threw at me here I am 1/1/2022 are kind of stuck by a bug we cannot see.
This reminds me of 1999 wen the Mellinium bug would strike and kill us all.
Computers would stop and planes would fall from the sky as the computers clocks would not recognize the 00 in the date.. But we survived. Just about.
Now the bug changes by the month, but most people who get it are fine in 24 hours.
Something seems the same about the big panic and the reality of the situation.
Folks my new years resolution is to stop doing the lottery. Today was my last day.
But I won !!!!!!
A few years ago I checked my ticket on the scanner and it said "Its a winner"
First prize was 30 Million Euro..Happy days. I checked it again and went to bed.
The next morning I double checked it and went into the Lottery HQ with my bank details, passport etc..
"This ticket is a winner I said" she put it into the machine and said "You have won a ticket into the millionaire raffle". That was a non winner.
I argued with the young lady that it should say "You have won a prize" which is very different.
But I digress
I won €45 with no 00000 following
A guy I worked with once won £4.7 million Punts
His brother rang me and asked me to come to the party of celebration.
I declined as I was starting a big electrical job the next day.
Months later I saw Terry (Not his real name) on Talbot St. He looked like he had been beaten up.I stopped the taxi and he told me how a shower of thugs turned up at the party he held and wrecked the pub. Then he was getting 2 sack fulls of begging letters every day.
The end for him came when the IRA (Or someone calming to be ) contacted him and demanded £1 Million or they would kidnap his nephews and nieces.
He went to the Garda and they told him not to worry that they would "Look after everything" So he asked them who it might be? and they said "We don't know.
So he went to live in the USA, in Montana and after around 6 years he came home.
He is a nice guy, too nice!
You have to have a plan B.
If you read this trash you will know that I met the most generous man in history once. God what he told me on the trip in from the airport would sell for thousands.
So who was he?
Chuck Feeney Google him ! There is a great book
The billionaire who wasn't by Conor O'Cleary
Mr.Feeney invented duty free shopping
He decided that God did not give him the money to spend on a lavish lifestyle.
So he used his fortune to improve our lives, He built Limerick university, he invested over $1 billion in Irish education. He also built a 200 bed hospital in Vietnam, Cancer research and altzimers study. and all in secret. His office was on Baggott St.
So folks if you do win tell no one Not even the cat.
The only way I found out about Chuck Feeney was thanks to Obama !
He wanted to know who was giving money to other political party's, so he brought out a LAW that you could not gave away more than $1,000 anonymously
So I drove him to the press conference where he declared that he had given away $8 billion dollars
Such a humble man. I only found out who he was when I bought the paper the next day.
I know that he will help me to distribute my huge Lotto winnings wisely
But my new years resolution is to quit the Lotto.
But to the rest of you I wish you good luck and remember
The lotto is just a tax on stupidity !