Thursday Numbers

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Mega Millions, Verizon, Jon Tester, unemployment, Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight, Kid Rock for Senate, Trump job approval, Congress job approval, horse racing, and much more!

217,000,000

That’s the jackpot for the Mega Millions Lottery Friday night.(MegaMillions.com)

Dream big…

6,000,000

The names, addresses, and phone numbers of about 6 million Verizon customers were publicly exposed online by one of the company’s vendors. Some PINs were also exposed. (USA Today)

Can you hear me now…

4,700,000

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has $4.7 million cash on hand for his 2018 reelection campaign. (AP)

That will buy a lot of cheap pizza for campaign workers…

247,000

That’s how many people filed new claims for unemployment last week. (USDOL)

89.95

The pay-per-view price for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor super fight on Aug. 26 has been set: $89.95 plus $10 more for high definition. (USA Today)

I think I will follow it on Twitter…

46

Robert James Ritchie, age 46, also known as “Kid Rock” might be running for U.S. Senate in Michigan. At least he has a website.

Democrat Debbie Stabenow currently holds the seat and she is running for reelection.

40

As of Tuesday, that’s the current job approval for President Trump, while 55% disapprove of his performance. (Gallup)

20

That’s the current job approval rating for Congress. (Gallup)

5

There will be five days of horse racing this year at the Montana State Fair (July 22-23, and July 28, 29, 30).

More info can be found HERE.

 

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