seemed to be my lucky day... but I won't know how lucky until
I got home from work, there was an unexpected cheque from
my Eaton's days for $244.48. Nice little bonus out of nowhere.
another point in the day I was walking along and saw a slip
of paper on the ground.
who have seen me encounter a penny on the ground know I won't
pass it by... I'll pick it up for luck. I also on general
principle pick up discarded slips of paper that look like
lottery tickets in case someone has discarded a winner. Most
of the time it's one of those slips that have the winning
numbers on it (not a winning ticket, but a winner's list)
but once or twice it has been a ticket for a lottery already
past that has not won.
yesterday I found a bona-fide lottery ticket. The draw hasn't
happened yet. It could be a winner.
question becomes: what happens if it does win?
brother found some money when we were very young. Several
hundred dollars. Although he initially did the wrong thing
(with my prompting) and bought candy for my family, eventually
he turned the cash over to the police. If anyone went to the
police looking for the cash, and could properly describe the
amount and where it had been found, they would receive it.
year later Charlie had the cash free and clear.
how does it work with lottery tickets? I would expect at the
very least the same thing... if not the good 'ol rule of finders'
keepers. Since the ticket was found, it obviously was no longer
under the care of the former owner and when it was last in
their possession it was worth the equivalent of a free play.
At the time of loss, it was worth a couple of chocolate bars.
actually bought a lottery ticket earlier in the week (from
the winnings of a scratch and win), and once I got back to
my desk, I sat down and wrote my name and address on the back...
just in case. Now the next day I find a lottery ticket, unsigned
and ready to win. The lottery people tell you to sign the
back of your ticket once you get it, just in case. I rarely
do with scratch and wins, but I often do with regular lottery
it's a sign... and yes, I have now completed the back of the
the problem is: if I do win, I won't know if I get the winnings
until I cash in the ticket. I suppose winning another free
ticket (or something under $1000) and then to use those winnings
to win big are the best case free-and-clear scenario.
interest's sake here are the numbers from the ticket, in numerical
05 08 09 13 15 15 16 21 25 26 29 33 34 35 36 36 37 43 44
3 5 6 8 9 9 9
course I didn't win. Not even a free ticket.