The Power Behind PowerBall
by Richard Martinez

The world’s largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion! Wow, that’s a lot of money right? So much talk and excitement over this the possibility of winning even though the chances of picking the winning six numbers in Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million. I read that these odds are about the same as flipping a coin and getting heads 28 times in a row.

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Why are there so many who are compelled to buy a ticket when jackpots are so high? “Money can buy fantasy,” explains Dr. Raul Rodriguez, a psychiatrist at Delray Beach Center for Healing. He says it’s all about escaping stress by living a “what if” scenario.

“What IF you won the lottery, what would you do?”

What is this “fantasy” that compels people to purchase a ticket? Someone will say, “I will buy the house of my dreams”, another will say, “I can buy my parents a home”, another will say, “I will retire and travel the world”, and yet another will say, “I will give most of it away to help the poor”. I guess with $1.5 billion you can do all the above and more but what do all these things have in common?

FREEDOM. They will have the freedom to do whatever they desire, whenever they desire and however they desire. We all value freedom and money can definitely help with that. Therefore, what is the power behind PowerBall? In my opinion, FREEDOM!

Did you buy a ticket? Or tickets? What would be the first did you do or purchased if you won?

Good luck to you! If you win here are a few tips for you below.

Tips About Money:

The truth is that money amplifies what is already in your heart. If you are a good guy and you don’t have much money, but you are giving one or two dollars to the poor and all of a sudden you get a bunch of money, it’s going to amplify your character and you will give a thousand dollars to the poor. Money amplifies the character that is already within you. It doesn’t change your character. Money does not corrupt a man; it only amplifies him. If there are negative aspects in a person’s character, they will become more evident. If there are good qualities, those will be amplified. Money magnifies what is already in the heart.

Money is time. The society in which you live uses money to convert the value of a person’s time, labor, ability, and wisdom into a form which can be carried around in a pocket or purse and traded for other goods. At the end of a workweek, an employee receives a reward: money. From the boss’ perspective, he knows he is purchasing the time of another individual whenever he employs a person. When you hire someone you are buying their time, in addition to freeing time for yourself to do other things. In that sense money is time.