When I rolled into work this morning I noticed $60 worth of 50/50 tickets from the Craven Country Jamboree in my bunk. That wasn’t a good sign. That obviously meant that the person who was holding our tickets had checked the numbers and had left them for me to verify. If we had won, I would have gotten a phone call, not a bunch of old tickets.
Three of us had tossed in $20 each for a shot at winning what turned out to be a 50/50 jackpot worth more than $22,000! That would have been a nice little payday.
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to win all the time no matter what they play? When I was growing up in Lethbridge I remember my friend’s mom won the Western Express Lottery twice at $100,000 a pop. Remember Wednesday nights when Don Wittman would come on TV live and read the winning lottery numbers? We never won a penny.
I like to play the Pick Three lottery. I’ve won $580 two or three times and picked up a couple of hundred bucks maybe 6 or 7 times. One time I actually won $1450. You can’t quit your job with those kinds of wins, but it’s nice to win some pocket change from time to time.
Here at the station we have two groups that go in together to buy tickets for the Friends Of The Riders Touchdown Lottery. A couple years ago one of those teams won a car. It was the team I WASN’T on! Gloria and Christina were both on the winning team.
Oh well, I’ll keep buying and I’ll keep hoping.