I'm glad it's over, at least for a little while.
Someone in Massachusetts has a winning ticket for Wednesday night's $758 million Powerball game.
I will admit it makes for good television-- nice sound and pretty pictures of a terminal spitting out tickets, sound bites from people saying what they would do if they win the jackpot.
I dream too, but I don't play. Yes, it's harmless fun. The state can use the money. It's not my thing. My lottery purchases are confined to scratchers for gifts.
The part I really don't like is how mini marts clog up with lottery ticket purchasers when the jackpots grow. Hey, all I want to do is get a newspaper and a soda, maybe a sandwich. A two minute transaction becomes a 15 minute odyssey.
No worries. Both Mega Millions and Powerball are back down to less than $100 million, but it won't be long before the crowds are back and the TV cameras are there to capture it all.