Top Ten things I’ll do if I win the lotto

I had to hit “random post” many times to find this. I hope it was worth the effort. I gotta admit that “Godzillies” is a nice word.

Shouts from the Abyss

Did Dave Letterman rip me off? You be the judge! Below, you’ll find my top ten list that I wrote way back in 1997. You’ll find Dave’s top ten list next to it – note that his list occurred about six months later! Coincidence? I think not! 🙂

Tom B. Taker
Sep/Oct 1997

Top Ten Things I’ll Do If I Win The Lotto
David Letterman
May 20, 1998

Top Ten Things Dumb Guys Would Do with $175 Million
10. Have all of my vital organs replaced with newer, fresher ones. 10. Buy 175 million more Powerball tickets.
9. Fund a lobby to outlaw gambling. 9. Buy 700,000 vowels on the “Wheel of Fortune.”
8. Quit job. Waste money. Beg for old job. 8. Buy something from the 99 cents store and tell the salesman to keep the change.
7. Invest all winnings in tamagotchi technology. 7. Pay part of Bill…

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2 responses

  1. Letterman ripped you off, bro! I suppose I’d actually have to play the lottery before I could hope to win. That’s how it works, right?


    1. Maybe they came up with their list without knowing about mine, but I don’t think so. Letterman is obviously shifty.

      The odds of lotto are so astronomical it’s not worth playing. I will try it a $1 a pop a couple times a year, though. I’ve never even won the ticket price.


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