I bought some $3 tickets and hit a $9 winner, some break evens, and some free tickets (I'll recap those and other winners I make reference to in next Friday's KACHING Report).
I then decided, after I was done with $3 tickets for then, to go to the $2 tickets. I started off with a $2 10X The Money. I hit nothing. I buy another one. I scratch...
...that. It was a nice $30 winner. I put it in my pocket, take out another $2, and then switch to the $2 Instant Win For Life tickets. I bought 1.....nothing. I bought another...
....BAM! My 2nd $30 winner in about 3-4 minutes. I then play the other $2 tickets, hitting a $15 winner among others in the process. I used that $15 to start on the $5 tickets. I start with the $5 Diamonds & Gold tickets. After 2 duds, I bought a 3rd ticket. That 3rd ticket, which I scratched about 10 minutes after I hit that 2nd $30 winner, just so happened to be...
...a THIRD $30 WINNER! THREE $30 winners in the span of about 15 minutes! I bought some $5 Bass Pro Shops afterwards. After I had just hit a $20 winner on one of them, I got a call from my mom telling me to come on and lets go and eat lunch. I used that winner and 3 $1 bills and bought 3 $1 $10,000 Summer Daze and 4 $5 $500,000 Riches. The guy who owns the Tobacco Mart had been having a hard time selling those tickets. Nobody was buying them, so I helped him out by buying some for the past couple of weeks. I hit some free tickets and a Moneybag for 5 times $2 on one of them. The 1st 3 of those $500,000 Riches tickets were duds. But, come the 4th ticket......I didn't realize what I was about to scratch off. I discover a Moneybag symbol for 5 times the prize. I figure "Oh, it's just gonna be $2 under it for $10."
It was one of those times where I was the happiest person in the world that I was wrong on my guess of a $2 prize under the moneybag. I HIT MY FIRST $500 WINNER BABY!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BABY! WOOHOO! YAHOO! IT'S PARTY TIME BOYS AND GIRLS!!!!!!!! GET THE CONFETTI AND DRINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm still jumping up and down and going Daffy Duck around the house. I FINALLY BROKE MY CURSE OF NO $500 WINNERS!
Oh, and by the way.....I have that game on my detailed odds pages on my lotto hideout. The odds of hitting a $500 winner on the $5 $500,000 Riches was 1 in 10,909.
I tell you.....I've never been so excited in my life (well, unless you count the time I went to LA to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired). I was shocked at the fact of hitting 3 $30 winners in such a short period of time. I never saw that $500 winner coming.
It's time to update the good ol' Big Winners List:
$20 tickets: 2 $100 winners, 1 on GA Lottery 15th Anniversary Millionaire Extravaganza ($50 + $20 + 3 x $10) in July 2008 and 1 on World Class Millions (5 x $20) in April 2009
$10 tickets: 3 $100 winners on Cash Explosion -- 1 via 5 x $10 + 10 x $5 w/firecracker and 1 via 4 x Bill $5 in February 2008 and 1 via 5 x $10 + 10 x $5 w/firecracker in May 2008
$5 tickets: $500 (Moneybag $100) on $500,000 Riches -- June 2009
$3 tickets: $72 (12 x $6 w/gold bar) on Lucky Gold -- February 2009
$2 tickets: $125 ($100 + $20 + $5) on Loteria -- January 2009
$1 tickets: $100 (Jumbo $20) on Junior Jumbo Bucks -- April 2005
$0.50: $40 (381 box) in Cash 3 -- October 2008
Until next time, may you get moneybags and other special multiplier symbols and may the prize under those multiplier symbols contain more than 1 digit after the dollar sign.