Friday, September 17, 2010

The Day I Won The Lottery

When Phil and I first started dating he was working at a gas station. I would come visit him some evenings since he worked the midnight shift. While he was working I would get kinda bored and decide to play a quarter machine that sort of looked like this:
They then took out the quarter machine so I turned to the vast array of scratch-off lottery tickets! Now, don't get me wrong, I am definately not a hard-core gambler of any sort. I would usually play one quarter, get a couple out of the machine, play them for a long time and stop before I ended up losing money. The same with a scratch-off, I only bought one or two in a month's time, if that.

So one night I was visiting Phil and decided I wanted to play a scratch-off. I got a $1 ticket first and won back my $1. So I decided to go for a $2 Keno scratch-off ticket next, and unfortunately lost that one. This night I was feeling lucky so I went to buy another $2 one, a TV Guide Crossword one to be exact, and Phil tried to talk me out of buying it. I got it anyway and ended up scratching off 9 words to win $700! Here is an example of what it looked like:

I had to go to the Lotto office in Charleston to claim my check, along with WV Lottery t-shirts and hats! Don't play as often anymore since Phil no longer works at a gas station, but occasionally I'll purchase one with a delicious Jolly Pirate donut and a best friend!


Amanda said...

WOAH!! It's stories like this that makes me want to run right out and buy a lotto ticket!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Haha! That's so awesome!