Someone has to win, it could be me!
Yes, I’m in that group. I have added my money to that growing pot.
I had already seen on the news this morning that there were no winners. Walking into the local convenience store, I scanned my ticket.
Suddenly that little scanning machine makes a “ta-da” type chime flashing “WINNER….WINNER….WINNER!”
At this point, any win is a good win!
The flashing amount on the magic lotto machine is $24!
I only spent $15, so I made a few bucks.
The clerk greets me with “How are you this fine day?”
I respond “I’m much better now that I have won a WHOPPING $24.”
The clerk give me a high-five with a “Way to GO!”
Suddenly, the store seems crowded because the place ERUPTS in applause, whoops, cheers, and congrats. I turn around to see MAYBE five men in the store 🙂
Male Clerk: Well, my lady, where are WE going for lunch?
Man behind me with a dreamy DEEP voice: “You can splurge at Taco Bell.” Followed with BOOMING laughter.
The laughter swells, accompanied with more suggested lunch options.
Me: I’m simply going to reinvest my winnings. Lunch is on me when I win the jackpot.
The light-hearted feeling in the store is so refreshing because everyone is usually in a hurry, rarely taking time to utter hello, let alone share in my meager winnings with the sense of community celebration.
$24 made everyone smile and have a better day!
Walking out the door with my fresh batch of quick pick numbers, I am a happier person.
I meet my sister for lunch at the local pizza parlor where we ALWAYS experience the small town, neighborhood greeting from the waitress who has been there for years and knows her regular customers. She asks would you like your usual ______, (she fills in the blank with exactly what the customer orders every lunch visit). We love this place.
Our waitress brings us the check. I tell her to give it to the first man. Laughingly, she turns to the table behind us pretending to leave the check with the seated gentleman. We all have a laugh as she returns the ticket to our table.
A few minutes later as the gentleman is leaving, he walks to our table, picks up the ticket and says “Merry Christmas.” We argue…..and lose….or is it win?
Yes, I won the lottery today….
……$24 and an $8 pizza special.
Winning the lottery isn’t always about the money. The little wins involving complete strangers just being normal, everyday, hardworking people with a sense of humor and heartfelt giving will make your day EVERY SINGLE TIME!
I’ll take that lottery win any day of the week.
Of course, I purchased another round of Powerball numbers. Share this post. If I win and you have shared, the sharing will be returned to the tune of cold hard CASH!
If I win, YOU WIN!