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Holy KACHING Report Batman! (7/3) + Correction to previous blog post

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Last Edited: July 3, 2008, 3:34 pm

I went down to the same ol' area where the Goodwill store is located.  Once again, like I've done for the past few times I've been down there, I headed over to that tobacco mart with a $20 bill.  It was business as usual.......until I started scratching my first ticket.

I started off my slow playing with a $1 GA Lottery 15th Anniversary.  Like with the "Match your # to winning #" games for slowplaying, I scratch off the numbers and prizes first.  On the 5th item, the very last one, I hit the peach symbol to instantly win $15.  I scratched the winning number and there were no matches, just the peach for $15.

I had $19 left of the original $20, so, I took a $5 bill out of my pocket and used that and the $15 winner to buy one of the new $20 GA Lottery 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza tickets.  For slowplaying those (Get x symbol to win prize, x symbol for (bonus), and x symbol to win all x prizes), I scratch off the area where the numbers (or symbols if it's a winner) are first.  If it's a number, I scratch off the prize (even though it's not a winning deal).  If it's a symbol, I wait until I'm done with the ticket before scratching off the prize(s).  Well......


(picture isn't best of quality because I didn't want to cause a 20-mile-long side scrollbar on everyones' browsers)

.....I think an old saying came into play:

"Good things come to those who wait."

Remember last week (or something like that), an old guy was in that tobacco mart slow playing those $20 tickets?  He hit 2 losers in a row, saying before scratching the 2nd loser off that he was going to call it quits after that, only to buy the next one in line and hit a $100 winner (when I had every intention on buying that next ticket had the guy not beat me back to the cashier).

Well.......I finally hit mine........my 6th career $100 winner ($100 is my biggest win on a single ticket to date).  As you can see, I hit 5 cash symbols.....$20, $50, and 3 $10s.

I endured some boring shopping.  My mother went down there later to get her tickets.  She bought 5 $2 Cut The Deck tickets, only to have them all be duds.  I bought 2 after hers using 4 $1 bills I had in my wallet and wound up with a free ticket on the 2nd one.

4 tickets bought (that was it)........3 winners (1 being a big one, 1 a decent blip on the radar)......wowzers.

The KACHING Meter for July 3, 2008:  11.7

If I were to buy a ticket(s) tomorrow and I hit winners, they'll be added to the 11.7 since the KACHING week is Sat. through Fri.

Wowzers.......and that's the biggest winner I've ever had on a $20 scratcher (previous was a single $50 # match on a $500 Million Club).

While I'm posting this, I do have a correction to make concerning tickets I've never won a dime off of.  I did manage a free ticket when the $2 Treasure tickets first came out; therefore, I did win something on those.  I have now officially won something (even if it's just a free ticket) on every ticket the GA Lottery has.

Until next time, may all your lottery tickets be nothing but big winners!  Happy 4th everyone! Patriot

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Comments

1.
beb!Comment by beb! - July 3, 2008, 5:17 pm
great job
2.
Comment by Texas MadMan - July 3, 2008, 10:54 pm
congrats!
3.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - July 4, 2008, 1:36 am
Congrats to you!
4.
Shawn67Comment by Shawn67 - July 4, 2008, 3:32 am
Congrats to you sorensonfan41!! I wish I had the luck you do on scratchers. The MOST I have ever won on a scratcher is "$21" on a "Lucky 7" $1 ticket. Several $1 and $2 winners, and tons of free tickets. Overall, I'm WAY behind.....
5.
jackpotismineComment by jackpotismine - July 4, 2008, 9:36 am
NOT BAD!!!! Finally!!! Keep it going!! You're gonna hit the BIG one!Happy 4th!!!!

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