This Bacon-Scented Lottery Ticket Includes A 20-Year Supply Of Actual Bacon, But I'd Rather Win These 6 Foods Instead
Big news: For just two dollars, you can enter a lottery to win a 20-year supply of bacon, which is arguably the best way you could possibly spend two dollars on anything. According to TIME, the Indiana lottery is running a "Bringin' Home the Bacon" game that gives participants the chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes, or $250 worth of bacon once a year for twenty years. On the off chance a vegetarian or other non-bacon eater wins, she can trade in the pork prize for a $5,000 lump sum. It's hard to imagine turning down 20 years of bacon, but then again, it's just no everyone's cup of tea.
Interestingly, this is not the first lottery ticket to riff off the phrase, "bringin' home the bacon." Earlier this year, New Hampshire sold one dollar scratch-and-sniff, bacon-scented lottery tickets, which ended up being the best selling one dollar tickets in the state.
As odd as bacon-themed lottery tickets may sound (and yes, they do sound very odd), they make a lot of sense in light of the bacon mania that's swept the nation over the last few years. Bacon, like Sriracha and Nutella, has become a cult favorite food, venerated to the point where people will literally eat bacon-flavored anything. The once humble breakfast meat is popping up in cakes, donuts, and even Oreos.
I think bacon is as delicious as the next girl does, but if I were going to win 20 years worth of free food, I might take one of these options instead:
1. Heirloom Tomatoes
I consider myself something of a tomato enthusiast. I don't know exactly how a food ended up being so simultaneously sweet, savory, and salty as the tomato, but I do know that heirlooms are expensive. For that reason, I would love a free, constant supply of them.
Hands down the best Girl Scout cookie. 10/10, would eat for the next 20 years.
Especially if it were parmesan or brie, aka the MVPs of the cheese world.
You don't even need to act classy when you're drinking Perrier, because the drink is classy enough for both of you. A 20-year supply of Perrier is really just a 20-year supply of looking chic.
As we near the apocalyptic point at which the world avocado supply dwindles, it would be nice to have my own secure supply.
6. Red Vines
Anyone who tells you that Twizzlers are better is insane and you should stop being friends with that person. Red Vines are everything.