ONE MORE TIME I CAN GET TO DANCE AND CELEBRATE. CELEBRATE AND DANCE FOR FREE. ONE MORE TIME.
I HIT IT. I HIT IT FINALLY. I BROKE THROUGH THE HUNDRED DOLLAR LEVEL. OH YEAH I WILL BE PAYING SOME BILLS. MY ACCOUNT WAS IN THE NEGATIVE BUT NOT ANYMORE.
i couldn't believe it but it was true. i won on a $3.00 multi draw ticket. i got my money back multiple times.
i talked about the ticket that had expired and i needed to check well i finally got around to doing that today. i went up to the little checking terminal to check but there was a guy in front of me and he was looking at his ticket. i told him he didn't need to check because i had won already. he asked me which week and i told him all the weeks. we got a laugh out of that.
he checked his ticket and it was a loser and he tore his up. i went and stuck mine in and it came back a winner but no amount. so i went and stood in line waiting to find out how much i won. well he came up to me and let me know he had a powerball ticket from oregon. i told him the jackpot there was 141 million and i had a ticket for powerball too. oh yeah. he told he was going to go home and check it on the internet.
i got up to the counter and gave the lady my ticket and told her i got me another 3 dollar winner. she went and put it under her scanner and i could see on the screen that 254 dollars came up on it. i was like wow. 254 dollars i could really use that. i had a big smile on my face knowing i knew what she was going to tell me.
she asked me how much i think i won. i told her 3 dollars to be a smartaleck. she shook her head no. she told me 1003 dollars. i was shocked and then joy came over me really fast. i put my hands up and yelled in the store. mind you this is a big big supermarket here called fred meyers. i started boogieing in the store right by the teller as she was congratulating me. another teller came by to see my winning ticket. another staff person left his post at the audio department to come see me. i leaned down and signed the ticket. i even signed it twice to make sure it did not get slipped up and someone else got my ticket. the guy i was talking to came back to see what happened and yelled at me i believe you now and we laughed.
i collected the voucher that gets printed out for me to fill in when i go to collect the money. oh yeah i bought another 3 drawing ticket. i high fived the clerk and gathered up my goodies and headed out the store.
well i bank in this same store. the manager and i always talk about winning the lotto. he plays when mega gets to 100 million. he had a customer and was staring at his screen. i went up to the next station and apologized about interrupting him and his customer. i told i had won 1003 and i would be coming back to take care of the negative balance that i had in his bank. even his customer congratulated me.
i drove home and i was so happy and i wanted to just burst in the door and tell the family. what i did was bring everyone to the living room and tell them i won the lotto for 1003. i passed around the paperwork i got so they would believe me and my lovely wife smiled at me. my son who doesn't get along with me was even happy about it too.
i called some friends to let them know that i had won and especially my south carolina connection. i let her know the check would be good on monday definitely. oh yeah.
i was one number off of winning 8 million dollars.
well i feel so happy and so humble. i am going to use the money to pay some bills that will benefit my family and help us out this deep hole that we are in. more than anything else i am going to get some food back in the house. man we are in need of some staples.
i am really happy now. the last few weeks i got 2 jobs and now i hit the lottery. a happy camper am i. now i try not to be a greedy man but if mister mega and mister power can give me a 2nd place prize i could take care of all my bills.
speaking of 2nd place prize. the store i usually buy my ticket someone won 2nd place for the mega million. he wanted to get out the store in a low key way but they announed it after he left. this was in the safeway near my house where i usually get my lotto tickets.
my sister in law is headed to cali and she said she would pick me up some lotto tickets there for me. so i will be back in the drawings for the cali megamillion.
ok. i gotta go.
mister mega and mister powerball take me away from the work world.