It started out a little slow. Then it went uphill from there. Through various winners and Keno games at a certain place, things went uphill. It really got started with a $20 winner on a $5 ticket (will be recapped in Friday's KACHING Report). On another $5 ticket...
...I hit this monster.
Now, I've got some explaining to do for this particular ticket. I hit this winner and show a lady working the lotto counter at the place I played at (will remain nameless, just to be safe and not somehow inadvertently get their lotto license taken away...as I like playing there -- but it wasn't the tobacco mart I usually go to). She offers to cash the ticket for me.....and allow me to keep the ticket (because it can't be cashed twice anyway). I decide to go along with that, collecting my $75 and keeping the ticket so I could post it here (they now know about my blog, Lotto Hideout, and YouTube channel). A few moments later, another lady, the owner (who's a nice lady as well) comes in and finds out about it. She thinks a moment and then realizes that there might be a rule from the GA lottery saying that they have to deface winning tickets. She told me she'd have to get the ticket back, but invited me to bring a camera to take a picture of the posted ticket (because they post $20-or-better winners at this particular place). I hand her the ticket back (and understood her reasoning). Later on......she gets a bright idea that's probably technically within the rules. She rips off the part where the boxed validation numbers and hands the ticket back to me. "There ya go....it's defaced now.", she said (or something similar...don't remember the exact words). Voila....it's "defaced" and she's probably within the rules. I did promise, though, that I'd return that ticket to her (because I can't cash it in again....it's already been cashed, so, after I post this, what's the use in keeping the ticket for myself?) so she could post it in the window or on the ticket container with those particular tickets.
I slow play some more tickets. I then decide to become gutsy (at the advice of someone who was also hanging out there) and try the $20 Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.
Boy what great advice that was.
(As you can see, I've yet to cash this one. I kept this one, chatted about lottery with the owner and someone else, went to a nearby diner and ate some supper, and then got outta there.)
Until next time, may you hit nothing but multipliers and win all symbols.