Picasa and Blogger are not talking, so I can't post the pics I wanted about coontie. Instead, here's what just happened in town ...
Two out of my three knuckleheads have earned college scholarships from the state of Florida and the youngest is on track to do the same. These scholarships are funded by our state lottery system so I feel it's my civic duty to take a chance and buy a lottery ticket once in awhile.
Normally, I buy a Fantasy Five ticket and play our 5 birthday numbers. Tonight, I bought some gas and with the last dollar in my wallet, I bought a Fantasy Five ticket. The lottery slip would not run through the machine for some reason, so the cashier punched in my numbers manually.
I thanked her and walked out to the JEEP.
I glanced at the ticket as I started the engine.
The cashier had typed in an 8 where there should have been a 13!
I could go back in and tell them. The cashier could cancel the ticket and give me a new ticket with my chosen numbers.
... what if the mistyped numbers won? How would I feel then?
Maybe I should just play these numbers with the bogus 8 where a 13 should be.
... what if my original numbers won? How would I feel then?
I pondered this as I drove to the Winn Dixie parking lot. By the time I parked, I knew what I must do.
I walked to the ATM and got a fresh $20 bill. In Winn Dixie, I would buy another Fantasy Five ticket ... this time with my original numbers. So I'd be out $2 instead of $1. At least I could sleep.
As I filled out the Fantasy Five lottery slip, I noticed a sign that encouraged Fantasy Five players to spend an extra dollar and play the EZ Match game for instant wins of up to $500. All you had to do was fill in the EZ Match box and fork out one more buck.
What the heck! I filled in the EZ Match box. (I am such a reckless wild man.)
I gave the Winn Dixie cashier my lottery slip and $2.
She gave me my Fantasy Five ticket back. I checked the EZ Match instant win numbers.
My birthday matched up with a $3 win!!
I spent $3, won $3, and have two Fantasy Five tickets for tonight's drawing.
All because of Winn Dixie.