My kids ask me the same question three times a year -in May, in October and again, in December.
"What do you want for (Mother's Day, your birthday, for Christmas)?" Pick any of those special occasions and I guarantee you they will each ask me that.
And they know too that my standard answer for each one of those events is going to be the same thing.
"A winning lottery ticket!"
Yep! That's all I want for Mother's Day, for my birthday or for Christmas.
And after that is said, they also know my next response is always gonna be "Make it a big winner though, please, so I can finally go buy that big old Winnebago Wagon I've always wanted!"
And every now and again, one of 'em will actually go out and buy a couple lottery tickets then for me.
Mandy did that this past Monday. She came home with several of the "scratch off" cards which yielded a win -of sorts -"a free ticket."
She also bought a ticket for the Cash 5 and the Match 6 and both of those were total duds -Nada!
I didn't find that out until tonight though the drawing was on Monday for the tickets she purchased for me.
Well, because -of all things -I forgot that we had those two tickets here for those two drawings until tonight, when I finally remembered, went on line, got the winning numbers and then, got around to the dismal task of checking for a potential winner.
Oh well. Who knows but I may have a winner in disguise if I remember now to take the "free ticket" up and redeem it.
Maybe I'll hit it big after all!
But what the heck. The PA Lottery, you know, supports the Senior Citizens so by investing in those few tickets, I just paid myself a little something towards whatever it is that the lottery is actually supporting for me.
Or -look at it this way -I had some fun scratching of all those non-winners and one can always dream.