It's kinda like I might be holding a winning lottery ticket for a gazillion dollars.
Except that there's a slight catch. I have to walk across the country to find out if I've won.
No big deal, I think. Totally worth it if I win.
Except then there's another slight catch. The prize could expire at any minute, without warning, before I get there.
Oh, and it might end up being Monopoly money, too.
Oh yeah, and I've already been walking for a very long time.