The pub H and I frequent recently began holding a raffle every Thursday night. People enter all week. Then at some point on Thursday nights from 7:00 - 9:00, a name is drawn. (Genuis strategy to get people in there on Thursdays, by the way.) If the person's name is drawn and they're not there, they can't collect and the pot grows by $125.
Next week's pot is worth $500.
If I won the $500, I would pay the DWP, the Gas Company, Direct TV and my cell phone bill. Boring? Yep. Helpful? YES.
If you won the $500, what would you do with it?
10 months ago