Monday’s Quick Hits: Lottery, DUI, Independents, Trump, & Chiefs

When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born. – Zig Ziglar

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Lottery
  • Drunk Driving
  • Political Independents
  • Fake News Awards
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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The Sunday Message

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV)

A single ticket purchased in Florida won the $450,000,000 Mega Millions lottery Friday night. (CBS)

Maybe it’s just one person or maybe several people went in together and bought tickets.

Think of that – a single ticket won $450 million. If you select the cash option, you will get a one-time check of $281,000,000.

I hope that someone who really needs it won.

That is life-changing. In some parts of the world, winning $50 would be life-changing. Having food to eat and/or clean water would be life-changing in some places.

Do you play the lottery? Some people think that playing the lottery is a sin. I don’t feel that way. I think a person could do a lot of good in the world with winning $450 million.

So I play the lottery and I dream.

The first thing I would do if I won the lottery is tithe.

I’ve dreamed of winning big and going to a bank and getting $100 dollar bills and heading to a store and handing them out. I’ve dreamed of buying houses for my family and friends and new cars. I’ve dreamed of helping veterans and of establishing scholarships.

Realistically, there’s still a lot I could do to make this world a better place even without $450 million in my bank account.

Have a great week!

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Published in: on January 7, 2018 at 2:00 am  Comments Off on The Sunday Message  
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Thursday Numbers

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Kansas City Royals and Eric Hosmer, unemployment, the Buffalo Bills and Andy Dalton, football, Montana highway fatalities, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the new senators, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Social Security beneficiaries, 2018, claims for unemployment, Montana Millionaire drawing, the NFL this Sunday, least intelligent dogs, most admired for 2017, top media stories for 2017, Montana unemployment, the top column for 2017 from The Western Word, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. – Douglas MacArthur

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 lottery jackpots, Eric Bolling, Glacier National Park, unemployment, Springsteen on Broadway, New England Patriots, North Korea’s nuclear warheads, TV news anchor, University of Montana, Postal Service, Billboard Hot 100 charts, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Purple Heart Medals
  • United Nations Security Council
  • Shoplifting
  • Saving His Music
  • Jackpots

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Published in: on August 8, 2017 at 5:53 am  Comments Off on Terrific News Tuesday  
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Thursday Numbers

The reward of suffering is experience. – Harry S Truman

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 forest fires, Mega Millions, unemployment, the stock market, Minuteman III, heat, Tom Brady, new presidential polls, Matt Rosendale, first vacay, older people, kidneys, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course. – Lee Trevino

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, losing health insurance, unemployment, fact-checking the President, John McCain, Fox News Poll, drought disaster, Donald Trump, White House briefing, working together, the sixth month, and much more!

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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!

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Published in: on July 13, 2017 at 6:35 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Thursday Numbers

I’ve had the fame and the joy of getting laughter – those are gifts. – Mary Tyler Moore

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 the Mega Millions & Powerball lotteries, unemployment, hush money, Dow Jones, Mary Tyler Moore, Brent Musburger, cell phone bill, federal hiring freeze, Trump approval rating, Twitter, U.S. House candidates, U.S. Senate Youth Program, and much more!

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