Some means of securing income are necessary
Money is an important factor in life
Finances are a big part of life. We cannot get along without some amount of money, which is important and necessary. Some people have a lot of money, and some people have very little money. Some means of securing money are essential.
Two lucky people in the United States suddenly became extremely wealthy. The Mega Millions and the Powerball lotteries were both won. The jackpot of $1.05 billion for Mega Millions was won by one person in Michigan. A Maryland convenience store was the site where a Powerball ticket was sold. It won a total of $731 million. What a sudden windfall!
Most states have adopted the lottery system. There are some states where lottery tickets are not available for sale. Three states have rejected lotteries for religious reasons as gambling is considered morally wrong. Mississippi, Alabama, and Utah do not have lotteries or sell lottery tickets. Some other states do not have lotteries but sell tickets.
The news for the past weeks have been mentioning the lotteries as the jackpots grew to astronomical amounts. Since tickets are not available for sale in Utah, the news commentators would jokingly suggest driving to the border to buy tickets in another state. Some people did just that with high hopes of being the winner. They obviously did not win the money.
You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket. Although the chances of winning are next to none, you know that someone will eventually win so people are anxious to buy the tickets. This time the two jackpots were extremely high because no one won for a long time. Someone eventually is able to take home the money. If they take the payout, they will get more than half of the total amount. That is still a huge amount of money.
If people are smart with money, that windfall could be a great blessing. Unfortunately, a lot of lottery winners have a multitude of money problems after they win.
No one can get along without a certain amount of money to take care of life’s necessities. Having extra money can make life more worry-free and comfortable.
People have been known to say that they have been rich and they have been poor, and RICH is better.
There are different ways that people acquire money. They usually work and earn money with some type of job. Some may be gifted with money. Everyone must find a way to obtain funds. Time and effort are traded for dollars. Usually people receive pay for doing a job or some kind of service.
People sometimes beg, borrow, or steal to get what they need or the money necessary to buy the things they feel they require. Beggars on the street are not exempt from the need for money. It is something everyone needs to some degree.
Just as no one will get out of this life without problems, financial trials come to most people at some time in their lives. The challenge to secure funds which are not readily available can cause much stress and hardship. Sometimes it is through no fault of their own that people suffer the consequences of not having enough money.
Winning the lottery is not likely to happen. Earning money by working at something is normal and necessary.
[Source: Wikipedia, NBC News]