Monday, January 26, 2009
Winner, winner, chicken dinner. NEWSFLASH
UPDATE! the jackpot was won by 3 different people and one of them comes right from my city. he got a $14 million share. no, i'm not going over to his house to throw myself at his feet!! but what's nice is that he's giving 5 girls from the local coffee shop a $30,000 gift each, because they always got his coffee order right every day when he went there on his way to work. apparently he told them if he ever won he'd do this.isn't that great? i can just imagine the excitement of those ladies. they are minimum wage workers, so i couldn't be more delighted for all of them.
it's getting closer!
it was almost a disaster.
got the lottery tickets out to take to the family gathering yesterday to show everyone that we were all in the pot for the big draw.
i think we were planning on lighting incense and annointing them for luck.
and then i saw it.
the daft woman at the lottery counter had sold me the wrong tickets.
as in i'd bought $40 worth of tix for a completely different draw.
so just in time i dashed back to the store and had to spend another 40 bucks on tickets for the lottery draw with the huge prize money.
we had won on the first tickets, the wrong ones.
that was drawn on friday night.
okay it was only 10 bucks,
and 3 free tickets to next week's draw for that one.
AND we still had a chance at the $40 plus million for last night.
hopes were dashed this morning.
no fancy houses, servants, cars or big fat cigars.
but we did win 20 dollars worth of tickets for next week so that's someting?
it wasn't to be.
(i'm focusing on what i DO want, not on want i DON'T! right?)
so it's not exactly winner, winner chicken dinner and more like
winner winner chicken weiner.
but as the saying goes,
better luck next time.