[cue up Final Jeopardy clue "pop up" sound]
By spending $10 slow playing tickets, hitting nothing but duds so far, and having a lady buy 2 of the same kind while you're slow playing and walking out, and you taking another $2 to buy ticket #55, the next ticket in line, you'll have this.
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If you have the question "What is a $48 winner?", you'd be correct.
The tobacco mart didn't have the new $1 Triple Win tickets, so I started off my slow playing with the new tickets that they did have....the $2 Aces & 8s. I had bought my 5th one (having not won a thing off the 1st ones) when a lady came in, bought a carton of smokes, and asked what I was playing. I showed her and we chatted for a few seconds....and I mentioned that I had won $50 last week from this very tobacco mart. She looked at the ticket I was playing again and then asked the cashier for 2 of them. I then scratched mine off as she was walking out of the store. It was another dud, so I pulled out 2 $1 bills and asked for another one. I scratched off the prizes (after scratching the validation numbers at the bottom first) and noticed an unusual pattern of prizes. I saw 2 $1s on previous tickets thinking I had a winner when it actually wasn't. However.....I saw 4 $10s on the ticket and had a very good feeling. I scratched off the stuff above the prizes and discovered the 8s above the 2 $10s in the top row and immediately said out loud to myself "I've got a $48 winner!".....and I was right after scratching off the bottom row of stuff.
I still had some dough left in my wallet, so, after eating lunch, I went to a package store on the way back home. I saw that they had both of the new tickets, so I bought some of each. I spent $13 and bought 4 of the Aces & 8s and bought 5 of the $1 Triple Win tickets. I included the only winners from that bunch in this picture.......and it was a very nice winner indeed on the $1 Triple Win.
I never thought I'd hit 2 very nice winners within a couple of hours of each other like I did today with the $48 and $21 winners.
My my.....this is 2 Saturdays in a row that I've hit some big ones.
Until next time, may you hit some nice winners for some nice moolah.