Don’t recall my exact lottery number. Believe it was in the 30s. I made a genius move and enlisted in the USN for 4 years…3 years 48 weeks. Spent 15 – 16 months on Guam and 24 1/2 months in and out of San Diego including 2 Western Pacific cruises. Learned much.  Biggest lesson I learned was that I really admire the men and women of the US military and regret the fact that executive and legislative branches of the US Gov’t often abuse the dedication of our citizens in the US military. Also discovered that my admission to UNC School of Law, good in 1970, was not valid in 1974 when I left the USN.  Really no tears over missing law school. Other aspects of life have worked well.