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.
but still.

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.


Hadriana's Treasures said... 2 lucky stars in the Euro Lottery but b$$$$r all else! Haven't checked my ticket for the lottery on Sat yet but they were amazing numbers that came in - something like 28,29,30 and 38,39,40. (Somehow don't think we drew those on the lucky dip!!)

One day, one day......

....good luck next time!

The Incredible Woody said...

I wasn't lucky with mine either:(

karengberger said...

It sounds like you are still ahead, winning enough to play again, and nothing out of pocket (or is my math going the way of my eyesight?). It sounds like more than a chicken wiener, which sounds very small indeed. WIshing you BIG luck!
P.S. I've known some very wealthy types, and they still have problems; they just have DIFFERENT problems than ours!

Clippy Mat said...

Hadriana: those are amazing numbers! you wouldn't believe that possible.
good luck to you too next time.
fingers, toes crossed LOL

too bad. don't give up. you have to speculate a little right?

yep, not out of pocket really and a chance on future draws so that's my kind of risk taking. i'm not much of a gambler.
just a bit of a dreamer.
problems WITH money are much better than the ones that come with poverty. i think.
but, of course i'm not really poverty stricken and am grateful for everything i have.
(just adding that little disclaimer so as not to inflict negative karma on myself.)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Where does tha phrase come from??? winner winner chicken dinner?
I have heard it before....
well, anyhoo, you are not behind yet...still aheaad as far as the lottery goes. I have a feeling, if you won, you would stop blogging. Or perhaps you would hire a professional blogger for you and Helen. They could not be as funny and sweet though....
good luck!!!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Aww, rats! But, at least you did win a little something. If it were me, there wouldn't even be a dollar winner in there!

Pam said...

Next time the big one!
When I buy a ticket I always think of Jeff Foxworthy (comedian) who says rich people have retirement investments and rednecks have the lottery. Yup, that's me!

Clippy Mat said...

suz: stop blogging? are you mad? me and helen would have rich bitch blogs and 'before' and 'after' blogs.
i wouldn't have to work so i'd be blogging MORE.
when i wasn't out spending money, er i mean saving the world that is.
winner, winner, chicken dinner?
i checked out the urban dictionary.

ET's wife:
see that's the way to look at it. i DID win something.

Pam: i'm with jeff there. yup, that's me too. you know you're a redneck when...

C said...

awww better luck next time... one of these days you WILL see the winning numbers on your tickets.


LeighAnn said...

Well, if it's meant to be.....

Tismee2 said...

see, see, see!!!!!!

you WON though didn't you??

It works!

Now focus on HOW MUCH you will win next time not the fact that you will win - maybe that's where you went wrong.

Clippy Mat said...

C: i believe it.

Leighann: it IS meant to be. it is written LOL

yes sir. i will focus on winning a few million so i can change the lives of people i know and love and some of those that i don't know.
that's my new mantra.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Clipstress, you disappoint me - I thought it was going to be Exec Return Tix all round for your loyal followers to share in your good fortune!

Still we can share in the treasures of your words and humour ;~)

ganur said...

sick blog man.
check mine out

karengberger said...

That's great news for your "neighbor." It's very close!

Busy Bee Suz said...

How is getting closer to you!!! How nice of someone to should go get a job at the same place and for heavens sakes...act nice to people!!!

Crazy Mo said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Clippy! I can't picture you stopping the blog ... but I can picture a brand new computer!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I didn't even get a number......if I ever win, I bet I have a heart attack straight away and die, knowing my luck!!!

Still every week, I hand over my $10....


Marjie said...

What a nice story about the winner from your town. Good luck next week!

J. Hi said...

Everytime I buy a lotto ticket I assume I will win and fantasize for a night about what I will do with the money. It's fun until I check the paper in the morning and see that I have lost again. Oh well, fantasy is fun.

Lakeland Jo said...

Clippy- you say you will leave money to those you know and love, and a few more that you don't know? Where do your lovely fellow bloggers stand on this one? Especially the ones from Tyneside
yours in anticipation

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