Last month, I posted about a study that looked at people who think they’re lucky. The study found that self-described â€œluckyâ€ people don’t actually beat the odds in an objective sense. But because they tend to be extroverted and open, theyâ€™re more likely to pick up cues and recognize opportunities, so they do have “luckier” lives.
Now comes a new twist, in a news story about a Powerball ticket worth $853,492 that has expired, unclaimed.
Somebody out there was lucky. But they missed an opportunity, and that made all the difference.
(There’s another unclaimed ticket for the same amount, purchased in Colorado, that expires at midnight tonight . . . )
[tags] Powerball, lottery, luck [/tags]