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!