READER REPORT:

It's time to spread the luck

MIKE BODNAR
Last updated 09:30 03/12/2012

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To have a lottery jackpot to $26 million or more is missing a major opportunity to make a lot of people very happy, rather than just one lucky punter.

Why not instead have 26 winners of $1m each? That way you have over two dozen extremely happy people, most of whom would be able to pay off their mortgages and quite likely shower their families with gifts. Nobody "needs" $26m.

That said, I would personally be able to handle winning any such amount if for no other reason than taking satisfaction in answering the inevitable stupid media question: ''Will this change your life?". My answer would be, ''Sh*t yes!" (end of quote).

But I would also like to help change others' lives, and my $26m would go a long way to setting up some educational scholarships or study grants. I would dearly love to be philanthropic. Unfortunately, at the moment I can't afford to be. Hmmm, must buy a Lotto ticket...


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