I just played the lottery. I received a ticket in a holiday card from one of my employer’s vendors. I didn’t know what to do, but I logged onto the Colorado Lottery website and looked up the past draw dates for the numbers under 23 December 2009 on the ticket.
I didn’t get a single number.
It was oddly exciting.
I still subscribe to the idea that playing the lottery is a tax on people who can’t do math and I don’t plan on playing again in the future.