You might say that Val is known for her luck with the lottery. Okay, she's known for other things, too, like her ample rumpus, creaky knees, smart mouth, and lack of geographical knowledge. But she's quite noted for picking winners when buying lottery. Sometimes others like to use her for their own Val-gotten gains. When Hick has some money he wants to invest in a scratcher, he asks me to buy it for him. The Pony relies on me to buy him a Cash4Life draw ticket every day. I don't mind. I'm buying tickets anyway. But sometimes, my luck goes to THEM, and not to me.
Like Friday night, on The Pony's Cash4Life ticket. I don't bother to check on the numbers after the drawing. I check the next morning. "Morning" being around noon or 1:00 p.m. I glance at the Cash Ball, and then the five "white" numbers.
Besides the $2 price of the ticket, I also pay an extra dollar for the EZ Match feature. I don't have to check that. If it's a winner with EZ Match, the little machine that prints it out gives a "Ta da DAAAA" sound. Then I look at it in the car to see what was won. It's usually $2, $3, or $4, though the chances are different on each ticket.
Anyhoo... when I checked The Pony's ticket on Saturday morning, I noticed that he had the Cash Ball. I also saw two white numbers, and thought he'd won $4. To be sure, I always type it into the Check My Tickets feature on the MOLottery website. Scanning on my phone takes too long for draw tickets, and is not always reliable, according to the many complaints about the app and draw tickets.
Anyhoo... when the results came up, I was surprised:
The Pony actually had 3 white numbers, and the Cash Ball. He won $100! The screen also shows what those same numbers won on previous draws. I sent The Pony a picture, and he said, "We only needed two more numbers to win CASH FOR LIFE!" True. But getting those other two numbers might be beyond Val's capabilities. I wonder if my luck gets watered down the more I use it.
For anybody who wants to throw Val a pity party... I only won $10 on my scratchers.
Congratulations Pony :) and for you- ten dollars in not to be sneezed at, it's more than I usually get, although I did get $10.65 on last week's Powerball draw.ReplyDelete
That's more than I win on PowerBall, which is usually 0. So disappointing that I only play on very high jackpots, once or twice a year.Delete
Our very high jackpots come more often, last week was $20m which nobody won so it has jackpotted and will keep jackpotting until it is won. This week is $40mReplyDelete
I hope you win something good!Delete
Cash For Life would be handy! I would be pretty thrilled with a $10 win. I am easy to please!ReplyDelete
You would be especially thrilled today, when The Pony won $2 on his Cash4Life, and I had two winners, for $50 each!Delete
One of our grandson's said he usually doesn't cashin wionners below five dollars. I told him to donate them to me.ReplyDelete
That's crazy talk! They could be recycled into future winners! I usually scan the low winners into the machines, for buying my $3 crossword tickets.Delete