If you're not going to buy a boat, at least give me some money so I can buy one.
I would like to extend a hearty and heartfelt congratulations to Paul G., a Colorado man who has won the lottery an astounding THREE times!
I just hope that now that he's rich, Paul G. takes time to remember the little people who helped him get to where he is today, such as bloggers who wrote about him after he won the lottery the second time, and maybe even throw them a few bucks. You know, for the support.
Would Paul G. have dared play the lottery once more if he hadn't received so much positive media attention after winning the lottery twice? I don't know, but it probably helped. So he should really kick a few bucks over here, for karmic purposes.
Paul G. should feel extremely lucky to have won the lottery not once, not twice, but THREE times. And he should also feen extremely lucky that the media, including yours truly, were there to write about it once it became interesting. Does that deserve some sort of award? Well, I didn't get into journalism for the money, but I certainly wouldn't object if Paul G. were to see how important it is that I have some extra money to spend on fancy beer and, I dunno, maybe a new television, and hook a brother up.
I mean, after writing that one article about how Paul G. should have bought a boat after winning the lottery a second time, we're basically best friends. We've never spoken or even interacted in any way outside me writing one (now two!) article about him winning the lottery, but I feel like we have a special bond. A bond that should be solidified with cash considerations.
Have your people call my people, Paul G. We'll let you know where to send the check.