The last months have been hard financially, we had unplanned repairs and expenses left and right, we just couldn’t catch a break. Every time we thought we were caught up, something else happened and things that we had planned or wished for had to be postponed again and again.
My husband wanted a notebook and I wanted a good digital camera since month, but we couldn’t make it happen, other things were more important.
Once in a while people forget that I am the owner of my little shop and I get a tip from customers; mostly $10 or $20. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, then I try to do something special with it.
Sometimes I donate it or I buy me a plant or a bunch of flowers. This week I got a $10 tip and I decided to buy me a scratch off. I only buy a lottery ticket, when the jackpot is so high, that buying a ticket becomes mandatory and I consider scratch off’s a waste of money, but what the heck, it was my tip and I decided to blow it.
I couldn’t believe my eyes, when a number matched and it showed $500 as the price and I almost got a heart attack, when another number matched and showed another $500.
I was sitting in my car and looked around in disbelieve; I just won $1,000 and it didn’t feel real. I went back into the store and wanted to cash the ticket in. The price was too high, I had to fill out a claim form and then they sent me to a bank just a few blocks down. I went in and came out with the cash just a few minutes later. Now it felt real.
The copy of my ticket hangs now in the grocery store where I bought it from, to proof that some people get lucky once in a while.
Some of the money was spent on us, some was used to help people in need and I bought me the camera I had on my wish list.
It does feel like a thousand bucks 🙂 🙂 🙂