I had never been one to play the lottery on a regular basis. I barely knew how to play. Back in 2017, I joined a lottery pool that had been in effect for quite a few years. On April Fool’s Day, we won $5,000.00. Had we played the multiplier, it would have been $15,000.00. We were also one number away from winning the big jackpot which was over $100 million. That was disappointing. The day we went to claim our winnings we had some time to kill, so we ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant. After we received our money, some of us decided to get a roll of tickets. We split them, scratched them, and cashed them in for another roll either two or three times. It was a lot of fun. I don’t remember how much we ended up with, but eventually we didn’t have enough for another roll and decided to use the money for future tickets. So since that day I realized how much fun it was, but also, I really wanted to win big. I started playing. I’ve bought a few rolls along the way and also just some single tickets. People would laugh at my piles of losing tickets. I wouldn’t throw them any of them away. I couldn’t bring myself to, and every once in a while, I’d go through them to make sure I hadn’t missed any that were winners.
This year they came out with some new second chance drawings. You could scan in all of your qualifying losing tickets for a second chance at winning the particular jackpots that they had set up for it. Yall, I had so many entries, and I have not won a thin penny! I feel like I’ve lost twice. There were a couple of people who literally won in every drawing. Either they know somebody or they’re very lucky. My lottery group and I have determined that this whole thing is one big hoax, unless you win. I don’t even think we knew any of the people who have won aside from one lady who won $25 in the first drawing. There are two more drawings, one at the end of this month, and the other is supposed to be the first of January. I don’t have any high hopes, but I’ve decided to scan my remaining tickets. At one time I had gotten discouraged because I figured I won’t win anyway, but I already lost once on the tickets, so I might as well waste my time and scan in the last of them. When work would get a little bit miserable, we would decide to put in extra for more tickets. I was just like if we’re meant to win, we’re going to win regardless of whether or not we have extra tickets, so we’ve calmed down a lot on the extra. Oh, and all I’m going to say about online is that I played there too, and I didn’t win big.
Anyone with dreams of winning the lottery, good luck because the chances of winning are slim to none. Now that hasn’t stopped me from playing, but I don’t play as often. I’ve joked about how I’ve helped to fund my son’s Pre-K education as well as a few of his classmates. Ridiculous! One thing I do know is that anytime I’m buying a ticket, I’m taking a gamble. If you do choose to gamble, be sure to do it responsibly.
In case anyone’s wondering, “No, I haven’t won enough to quit my job yet.” If you do, please remember me, and give me a nice chunk of your winnings.
Check out a losing ticket.
Until next time,