Need an easy peasy fun gift idea for someone who is ill or in the hospital? Choose a get well card and insert lotto tickets!
Nothing lifts someone’s mood better than dreaming about how to spend the money if you win!
Gift of Possibly Winning Big
My friend, Dick, had triple bypass heart surgery and I wanted to send a cheerful gift. I wrote in the card “possibility of a winning lotto ticket” because I won just a few weeks before his surgery.
I shared my experience in the card. I explained the whole episode of asking my husband to pull into a gas station as I wanted to check my ticket. My husband did his usual eye rolling thing because I have never won more than a few dollars.
The clerk checked my ticket and the machine showed “I was a winner” but did not say how much. Odd, I thought. I watched her attach another ticket to my winning ticket and handed it back to me.
I asked, “How much did I win?” She said, “I don’t know.”
Now really confused, I asked, “How much money can you pay out?” She said, “$500. So you will have to go to the Lotto Commission and they will tell you how much.”
I walked out to the truck and told my husband I thought I won something big! I looked up the lotto numbers on my phone with my hands shaking so much I could hardly read them.
I screamed, “I won $9,000!” And all my husband could say was, “Huh?” I guess he was stunned too!
Now for the rest of the story.
I put my winnings in the bank to decide on what to do. Well… after a few days our air conditioner quit after 21 years. The cost? $6,300. The exact amount I received after taxes.
Easy come. Easy go.
Even if you have never been a big winner, send a get well card with lotto tickets and give the gift of possibly winning big!
I missed winning the big lotto by one number!