Friday, 19 February 2010

I’m a lotto winner!

And I’m going to spend, spend, spend, spend, spend!
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.
Just at that moment The Boy interrupts with a large packet of Malteasers. I bark at him to put that back and ask for my lucky dip please. When I get it, I notice that instead of one line the shopkeeper has given me two.
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

22 comments:

Ladybird World Mother said...

WOW!!! £6.70. Am so jealous want to spit... hope you enjoy that DVD, and why not splash out for some popcorn at the same time??! Clever you... might do 2 lines myself today... as it were. xxx

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

I've never won ANYTHING on the LOTTO. I'm extremely jealous!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Funnily enough Himself did 2 lines on the Euro Lotto last week and we won £16.50! He bought the ticket on a whim as we rarely buy any lottery ticket. Well done on yiur win - let's hope the luck lasts the rest of the year eh?

Jude said...

HaHaHa!! as you said it's better than a poke in the eye....well done!
Hope the dvd was enjoyed
Take care

Preseli Mags said...

Now don't let it go to your head and spend! spend! spend!! For one moment I thought you were half of the couple who won the £56m and I was going to be EXTREMELY nice to you!

Tattie Weasle said...

Ladybird World Mother - I know I AM so lucky. Wen'r teh whole hog and did the popcorn thing too!
Brit in Bosnia - Keep trying you never know; it happened to me!
MOB - Oh WOW know I know another lotto winner! Crossing fingers for a MASSIVE roll over then aiming to party on; All freinds invited of course!
Jude - I am chuffed: isn't that silly...:)
Preseli Mags - but you're always extremely nice to me; or am I missing something????;)

Heather said...

wowzers, £6.50, don't let it go to your head now will you?

rosiescribble said...

£6.70! That's brilliant, as in brillaintly funny! I won a tenner oce, many years ago now. I ran round the house screaming and yelling as if I'd won so much I would never have to work for the rest of my life. I think it went on a book and a twix in the end ;)

elizabethm said...

I won a tenner once too. Then nothing, so gave up buying but still sometimes dream about what I would do (mostly give it away, don't really want to change that much) even though I never buy any tickets.
He could have the packet of Maltesers now maybe?

Pam said...

Won a whole side of pork once in a school raffle. I hate pork. Had to give it away. Now a 6 pound 70 win - that would buy a helluva lot of gourment sausages that I'm rather partial to. Congratulations Tattie! (There's no "pound" symbol on my keyboard -, husband says it's an American keyboard, with regional settings done for Australia... who knew??)

Mud in the City said...

I'm impressed, I've never won a thing! Maybe you're on a winning streak....what could be next??

Nicola said...

Hysterical!!! Well done you....and how generous to splash out your extravagent winnings on a kids dvd...I'd have been straight to the wine aisle in Sainsburys!

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

I once won a lopsided penguin made out of twigs - surreal but oddly appealing.
Enjoy your winnings - something for nothing is always a real treat!

Kitty said...

£6.70?? Have you had begging letters yet?! You're on the same scale of prize-winning as me, small but beautiful. You wouldn't want a million anyway, things would change, nooo, I always think better poor but happy!

Glowstars said...

How exciting!

Tattie Weasle said...

Heather - I have been very refrained and only jumped up and down twice in Tesco's when buying the DVD...honest!
Rosie Scribble - it is exciting isn't it. Almost as exciting as the time when in 1973 I pulled a name out of a hat for the Family Grand National Sweepstake: Red Rum!
elizabethm - he's had maltesers, crisps, orangina; the works! I am a shocking Mother but it's half term and it's over far too soon. I just start relaxing and doing stuff with them properly and then they are off again...
Pam - that's awful winning something only to hate it. Pretty partial to sausages too...
Mud - I am ever ever hopeful!
Nicola - generosity is my middle name or basically anything to keep the boys busy so I can read my new book (Wolf Hall)in relative peace!
Trish - a lopside penguin made of twigs; are you sure it wasn't an owl??? Sounds....odd but kinda cute too!
Kitty - totally inundated. But it hasn't changed me a bit. Now hang on a sec I just need to get my Butler to press enter....
Glowstars - I am hoping this is merely a prelude to bigger and better things...perhaps £23.40 next week???!!!

Iota said...

Six.seventy! You had me all excited at the beginning of the post. I thought it was going to be more life-changing than 6.70!

But I'm glad it gave you a boost.

Tattie Weasle said...

Iota - it was the sheer thrill of it that I had to share and yes I too was hoping it would be more than £6.70...

Blossomcottage said...

You lucky thing, you know its very very difficult not to let it go to your head, with that amount of money in your hand I am afraid you will change but never mind when its all gone you will drop to earth again like a stone and we can all say welcome back Tatty!!

Tattie Weasle said...

Blossom - I've come back down to earth rather earlier than expected: boiler on blink, car on blink, Bog Boy on blink and Dog bitten by rat needing veterinary assistance (the dog not the rat, the rat needs a miracle!)....ah me another Monday in February....:)

Susie said...

LOL! I am wishing your winnings next time at least a couple of thousand times higher!

Tattie Weasle said...

Susie - so do I , so DO I!

Go on you know you want to...

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