My DadI bought five Powerball tickets today.

C’mon big money!

I made a point to buy Powerball tickets today. Because of the big jackpot, naturally, but also for another compelling reason: My Dad would’ve bought a ticket.

Dad loved the lottery and scratch tickets. Because of the chance of winning. He did not over-indulge, mind you, he kept himself to a budget.

PowerballOn his birthday and Father’s Day my brother and I would always get Dad some scratch tickets. Once he got them, he’d start scratching, anxious to see if he were a winner. To the exclusion of everyone else. I felt it was money well spent, a great gift for a man who had most everything he needed.

So, in honor of my father, I bought some damn Powerball tickets.

[C’mon Big Money!]