This has been a truly terrific, unbelievable week for Val's scratcher habit! I cannot stop myself from winning. Every day, I assume it will be the start of a losing streak. I'm overdue. But no. Those $10 Christmas tickets won't stop paying me!
I knew it would be good when I kept uncovering the box symbol that means DOUBLE the prize. I've only gotten one box per ticket until now. That's 10 boxes, each with a $10 prize, which means, doubled, that I have 10 x $20, for a $200 WINNER!
Here's what it looks like up close:
Since last Tuesday, through this Tuesday, I've had five winners on that kind of ticket. The $500, then $100, $100, $100, and now this $200. All from different stores. You'd think I'd run out of places to win on them! But I still have the Liquor Store, the left machine at 10Box, the machine at Save A Lot, and the Sis-Town Casey's. Not gonna lie... I'll be buying one at those places in the future!
Here's another little game I play with my tickets. When I lay one down on my kitchen table for scratching, I first look at the bottom, where the symbols are. I try to guess which symbol will be on my ticket, IF there is going to be a symbol. I don't have any feelings about whether or not I WILL reveal a symbol, but I pick which one it will be IF there is one to be uncovered. Sometimes a symbol stands out, looks bigger than the others, or more in-focus.
I am right over 50% of the time! Statistically, I should only be right 25% of the time, if there are 4 symbols. Or 33% of the time, if there are 3 symbols. It's like I have ESPN or something, as that one gal said in Mean Girls. And on this winner above, I had picked the box symbol. I guess that wasn't so odd, since there were so many of them clamoring under the ticket coating, waiting to be scratched!
Anyhoo... I am waiting for my losing streak. It's probably going to be a doozy!