Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tea & Tickets

I had to run to the convenience store today to pick up milk and tea as we were out of both and Amanda and I have both had nasty sore throats for the better part of a week for which tea is an absolute necessity. I didn't realize that we were out and normally that's something that I would rather buy at a regular grocery store because prices at convenience stores are none too convenient! There was nothing for it today but to suck it up and buy it at the local Cumberland Farms as there was no way I was traipsing all the way to a regular grocery store just for that as with the current cost of gas ($3.09 a gallon), I would have spent more money driving there than I would have saved on the box of tea.

So, I spent $3.15 on a gallon of milk, $3.49 on a box of 48 tea bags, $3.00 on a "Win for Life" scratch game lottery ticket, $1.00 on a Classic Lotto ticket, and even shelled out $1.00 for a Powerball ticket. I figure it's hard to have all these dreams of luxury homes when I don't even buy a ticket for a chance to win the millions I'd need to afford one!

Sadly I did not "Win for Life" and I doubt that my chances of either of the other two tickets I bought being a winner are very high but in the big scheme of things, I guess $1.00 or two isn't going to make a big difference one way or the other. And as the Lottery Commission likes to say, "You can't win if you don't play". Right ...


  1. Anonymous10:47 PM EST

    My fingers are crossed for ya. ;)

  2. Anonymous11:59 PM EST

    Absolutely - good luck to you! And you're right, you do have to be in it to win it. Just be sure to only spend what you are prepared to lose - then anything you win, is a bonus. Of course, it is possible to win regular small prizes along the way - not that many people understand thtis concept. In fact, from my experience as a lotto systems consultant, only 9 out of 10 people waste their hard-earned every week.....

    cheers, Mark


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