Monday, March 31, 2008

The Big Reveal

So the last two days yielded nothing. Highly anti-climatic. Sorry, folks. All in all though, I still had fun!

Total Spent: $30
Total Won: 9 Tickets + $11


And as for the cold, hard cash nesting quietly in our freezer--Our little wager among friends left someone in our group $1 richer than when they started. The BIG WINNER (with a winning guess of $85) is....


SARAH!!!

Much to my surprise, Matt and Nate were counting on me to win them their millions. Matt guessed $214 and Nate estimated a whopping $913.25. I definitely had them pegged incorrectly. I guess I did encourage them in the beginning to go big or go home. Turns out Sarah was the reasonable one among the bunch. I told you she was a wildcard. And I'm excited, 'cause she promised that we'd spend the winnings on sushi! I'd say I definitely came out ahead.

So what do I take from this experience? Any valuable life lessons gleaned along the way? Will I accept that lottery tickets are a total scam and turn from them for all eternity? Umm...nah. I don't think so. I will agree that it's probably a waste of money. I certainly don't think the lottery would be so successful if the average joe-schmoe actually came out ahead. However, I still LOVE scratch-off tickets and can't foresee them disappearing completely from my life. I'll probably just leave them as they were before this little experiment of mine--a fun treat best left for long roadtrips.

Perhaps I should try my luck at the $2 tickets next time...

7 comments:

Jane said...

Awwwww, it's over. :( Such a great little experiment. Are you going to go through scratch withdrawal in the next few days?

Beth said...

What did Sarah guess you'd win again? I can't remember! Well, I hope you take up eating Cracker Jacks or maybe buy yourself some international phone card *ahem* to scratch off that PIN! :)

It certainly was fun to read about, though!

kim said...

I have great scratch ticket lottery story! One of my dad's friends who was kind of a wild guy, never married, no kids, all kinds of interesting adventures, found out he had kidney cancer. He had no insurance and was living in his nephew's basement. He didn't know what he was going to do. Two weeks later he won $2.5 million dollars off of one of those $20 scratch tickets!

Totally true! I've met the man myself!

Sarah said...

Oh, the winnings are definitely going towards sushi for us! Woo Hoo!!

Dorothy said...

Who knows maybe today's buy would have been your big win.

LauraLunch said...

I was the closest! (I guessed $12) What do I win? Sushi sounds yummy. Maybe I'll buy some for lunch with my imaginary winnings. :-)

karen c said...

this experiment was hilarious...i love the way you narrated the whole thing...too funny :)