I live in one of maybe four states that doesn't do a lottery. When the jackpot jumps over a billion, what's a girl to do? Well, she finishes her writerly stuff in the morning and takes a quick day trip to the next state over so she can wait in line with the rest of the world to buy a little hope. The pic below was taken from the rest area about 3/4 of the way there. (I drink a lot of Diet Coke and have a crazy small bladder). The view is not too shabby, I think.