Friday, 19 February 2010
I’m a lotto winner!
It was amazing and it was quite by accident too.
I was taking The Boy to swimming but had forgotten to pick him up a packed tea as we always do as a bit of a treat. Running a bit late as usual too. So on the way to the swimming pool, I stopped off at the local village shop and he and I got out to get him some sandwiches and crisps.
There wasn’t that much to choose from and The Boy was really upset but he started to look around for another treat while I paid for what we could get. I asked for a lucky dip. I always go for the lucky dip believing that if I had a set line of numbers the one day I forget to play would be the one day they all come up.
I explain I only wanted one, but then feel a bit stupid and say it doesn’t matter.
We leave and although I try not to think of it there’s a bit in me that says: “This is meant to be.”
I really DO try not to think of the extra line but it hangs about me like a half finished dream. I can’t seem to help it and I start to plan what I would do if in my head. All the things I could do! I get a grip and refuse to even watch the whole shenanigan on the TV waiting until two days later before I finally check my numbers.
The first line - nada.
The second line: OH MY GOD!
I have matched. I have won for the first time ever on the lotto – it is so exciting I have a whole £6.70 to fritter away…oh you though it was more? He he he – come on it’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick and it was fun seeing the numbers come up with the: “You’re a winner!” message rather than the: “Sorry none of your numbers match” one.
We’re off to buy the latest kids DVD on offer – Monsters vs. Aliens. I think I will have to dip my hand in for an extra 30 pence but hey it’s half term and I’m going to go crazy and splash out for once!
Note: Making mistakes doesn't always have to be costly!
Picture shows: 1915 English magazine illustration of a lady riding a Champagne cork (Lordprice Collection), which you can buy on line