Day 5, Entry #7 with Cory Patton discussing the Mega Million jackpot and the pros and cons of the lottery.
I agree with you both. Being in the Bible belt stops the south from being more progressive. There are exceptions like Atlanta, Charlotte, Austin, Nashville, etc., that have more liberal minded people that make more rational decisions for there community.
I think if we revoted on the lottery, we would get it. It would differ from the alcohol vote. I don’t think the religious crowd would vote against it. A good percentage of them all traveled to Georgia to get tickets. I’m pretty sure they’d rather keep the money here than give it to another state
Day 3, Entry #5 with Cory Patton discussing the Mega Million jackpot and the pros and cons of the lottery.
Well when I look at it, The hysteria was the brainwashing of society. People where stopping what they where doing just to see the Mega Millions Number. It was everywhere. The media is just a power weapon. That what makes people want to drive 2 hours, to try to win the “big” bucks. It’s 650+ million dollars. It makes them commited to the mass. If people are doing it, I’m doing it. People like to be in the in crowd; they stay with the pack.
I’m mean, a few weeks ago, all people talked about was Kony 2012. Then it was switch to Mega Millions. I’m just wondering what the next big craze will be. People don’t care about the lottery now that it’s over. They just know they didn’t win.
I wish Alabama did the lottery. We need that money that we’ve been giving to Geogria. I remember when they first came with the idea. They voted it down. Despite how it would of sent thousands of Alabama high school students to school. Now where just giving Georgia the money when we could be using it ourselves. Way to go, Bama.
Day 1, Entry #1 with Cory Patton discussing the Mega Million jackpot and the pros and cons of the lottery.
I personally don’t play the lottery. I never considered myself that lucky.
I do think that the Mega-Millions campaign was in high swing. It was everywhere! I thought it was funny to see #hatchtags on Twitter with people talking about what they would do with the winnings. People where taking lunch breaks to drive to Georgia to get tickets for there office pools.
Everybody had Facebook status updates about it. The news networks played it every 15 minutes. It was just the hysteria of the people, how their lives were totally involved with those numbers.