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My venture started on Tuesday at my local gas station before work. There it was, glowing red and whispering- just think of the possibilities if you win. $7,000,000 is pretty big for a drawing.

Not caring too much about Uncle Sam’s bite out of it, whenever the jackpot gets to the bigger numbers, I like to grab a few extras for co-workers and even our cleaning crew at the station. Helping others has always felt good in my heart. Meltdown jokes when I give him a ticket by saying, “You better get some better numbers because it never hits.” Aimee Brooks was in for my WRIF 7 p.m. shift since I am in for Meltdown all week. She had a wonderful smile about her, and I hope if anyone wins something that it would be her.  Just the smile on people’s faces makes me feel good.

Nowadays, everyone is so busy, they sometimes forget the jackpot is so high at the moment. On Wednesday morning, I work up early and got my coffee and noticed the corner of my ticket in my wallet. At lunchtime, I got some gas and thought maybe I should grab another ticket. I realized I should stop while I’m ahead and just let fate lend a hand.

I’m getting excited as the drawing is near. The clock on the wall tells me about 20 minutes to go before the draw. I think first would be taking care of my Mom & Dad and Sister even, if she did put me in a dryer as a child. She’s still the best and has always been there for me. The dryer story I will save for another time. Bills would be second on my list. Then I would do something incredibly stupid like hire the Foo Fighters to play a free show for everyone who believed in my dream of radio. Next, I’d hire a financial advisor so I wouldn’t book any more bands in concert. Id’ ghave a wonderful party for co-workers. Then, I’d take care of some of those in need. I know it’s a long shot but it’s fun to dream “what if.” Thursday, if you hear me on the radio, you will know I didn’t win, but I did have you in mind. Good Luck, and who knows? The Powerball might roll over one more time.

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Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle