Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Maybe he'll give me a tip

My bartender won the lottery.

He's a 25-year-old who works at a bar in Kenmore Square called Cornwall's. I've been going there off and on since college, but a lot in the last three years or so. He makes a mean black and tan if you're in the neighborhood. There's also a picture of this cute dog on the wall, so it's a nice place.

Anyway, Billy the hatless bartender won $1 million on a $20 scratch ticket that's part of the Massachusetts Lottery's new Billion Dollar Blockbuster game. That's an expensive scratch ticket, for sure, but it worked out for him. He gets $50K a year for 20 years, which he said works out to about $36,000 annually after taxes. He's going to keep his job.

I don't really play the lottery, but I love thinking about what I'd do with the money if I won. Curse of the Lottery aside, I would of course travel and buy a couple houses. But I think my real dream would be to buy a vineyard and begin a career as a vinter.

How about you?



Blogger DJS said...

So that works out to around $700 / week.... I could finally afford the bar tab that I deserve.

February 20, 2008  
Blogger nate said...

dream stealer

February 20, 2008  
Blogger Kevin said...

I already won the lottery with my favorite gal. She's got a blog too you know...

February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Pn said...

Better yet, what would Westminster Best in Show winner, Coco do?

February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Ashley said...

ditto, dream stealer

February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Biff said...

I would request it to be paid to me in coin form (Sacajaweas please), so I could swim through my fortune Scrooge McDuck style.

February 21, 2008  
Anonymous Mrs. NB said...

The states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire have crushed my lottery dreams and taken $4 from my wallet so far this week. Because now I'm convinced I can win if I keep buying quick picks.

It would be cool to pay in gold bars too, so you can have a room full of them.

February 21, 2008  

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