I've been a little sick lately. Had a bad case of Lotto Fever. That was cured instantly when someone claimed the $93M jackpot. I don't know why, but when the jackpot is $9M, I feel no inclination to play the lottery. Something changes when the jackpot gets up near the $60M range. Because somehow, winning $9M isn't good enough to risk my five bucks for, but $65M is. I feel like a freaking NFL player holding out for a $39M contact because $31M just isn't enough.
2007 lottery winnings to date: -$9
I do have another gambling disease: Parlayitis
I could be winning the majority of my football bets, definitely above the 60% break even mark, if not for my love of the parlay bet. My problem is that I tend to get too greedy and play 3 or 4 team parlays so I can get the big payouts, as long as all the teams come through. When one team blows a game on a parlay ticket and cost me a big payout, that team goes on my gambling blacklist and I root against them for the rest of the year (and sometimes the following year as well).
First team to be blacklisted this year: Nebraska. Can't wait until USC crushes them this week. At the pro level, the Philadelphia Eagles have been put on probation.