Instant Winnings


So long to the days of scratching nine spots on a lottery ticket, and a lucky 7  will get you a win.  There is an endless roll of games with multiple ways to take home a prize.

I had a seriously lucky feeling on my way home from vacation last summer and decided to buy a lottery ticket in each state when I stopped to get gas.  Then to add to my hunch I decided to scratch them on July 4th, being the patriot I am and feeling good about contributing to the nations education system.

Sure enough, I had a winner on a $2 ticket, or at least I thought so.  I let hubby take a look to confirm and he agreed that it was a winner but he did not calculate the same winnings I did.  We put on our bifocals and started counting the winning symbols, along with adding up the dollars.  We went to the state website for assistance and could not figure out how much we won.  Curiosity gets the best of us so we decide to drive over the state line to cash in.

To add interest to the outing I decide to make him a bet. If I am right about the number of winnings he has to forfeit his half, and if he is right I will give him my half.

We drive to the closest convenience store and rush to the register in anticipation of a big win.    The clerk said, ” you have a winner”. I watched her open the cash register drawer and count out my whopping $15.00. Hubby and I both had it wrong so we split it.  Since he drove I paid for lunch.

It is said that if you don’t play you can’t win

Just call me money bags