As of now, the Powerball jackpot is expected to be $1.3 billion on Wednesday. People in states with the lottery are clammering to purchase tickets as are those in states without the lottery who are traveling to the nearest lines of states where tickets may be purchased. Sounds kinda ridiculous, but this is actually a good indication.

Numerous news sources, including this one, indicate that lottery players have a 1 in 292 million chance of winning the lottery. Yet, billionaire hopefuls continue to buy tickets. What does this mean? Even when the greatest of odds are stacked against these players, they maintain enough hope and faith in the possibility of a win that they deem it necessary to act and purchase a ticket.

If people could believe in the possibility of a win when faced against 292 MILLION others, surely the same faith can be applied when they're filling out a job application for which there may be 8-10 contenders, when they face a surgical procedure and are told there wouldd be a 50/50 chance of success or even survival, when they're thinking of starting a business and wonder if their ideas are good enough to sustain a living.

On a personal note, I did have someone to purchase a ticket for me last week-- just in case the numbers I chose would win. I did select the correct Powerball number, which gave me a winning of $4. That was only double the amount paid for a ticket. However, from that I learned that while I may not have won what I wanted, I still came out with more than I put in because I had a small amount of faith and put it into action. I've decided to take that same concept and apply it to the rest of my life. With such great odds stacked against me, even if I don't come out with the desired results, I can still win but I have to make the move.