In case you've been missing my big lottery wins... SO HAVE I!
It's been quite a dry spell. I win enough to keep playing, but nothing notable. $15 here and there, some $10, lots of $3 and $6. But nothing over $25 for a couple months. Of course, I'm pretty much low-rolling on my scratchers choices, so the wins are smaller. My favorites lately are the $3 tickets. Like THIS ONE:
That's a HUNDRED DOLLAR WINNER on a $3 ticket. Yeah. I'll keep buying them. Not off this roll for a while! It came from the Gas Station Chicken Store. They were training a new guy, who sold it to me. I hope he's going to work the hours I usually stop there!
On the same day, I bought The Pony a $2 ticket. I never win on them. But he sure does. Usually $2 or $4, sometimes $10. But this day, he won TWENTY DOLLARS on a $2 ticket. It's upstairs, or I'd show you that one, too. They're a smaller ticket.
Also in Pony Life... he worked 12 hours and 47 minutes on Saturday. Saturday starts the new pay period. The Pony gets double-time pay after 10 hours in one day, but the first 10 hours count as regular pay until he goes over 40 hours in a work week. Any hours over 40 (which are not the double-time pay) make The Pony time-and-a-half his hourly rate.
I'm sure The Pony is exhausted. He's also working on Sunday. Supposedly it's "easier" because it's all package deliveries. It won't be easier for The Pony, because he has to climb in and out of the truck to get the packages, which he says hurts his (formerly-broken) ankle more that plain walking.
I told The Pony that all this overtime is a gold mine. He's is earning his "furniture money" for when Pony House is habitable. He seemed a bit surprised. As if we were going to furnish the house, too. Nope. Hick and Val's rent-to-own houses are unfurnished!