Happy Tuesday everyone!
I FINALLY got all the prize packages sent out from the Blackjack contest. For those of you who were SUPPOSED to get a Powerball ticket, my apologies. Everything that could go wrong DID go wrong. I wanted to pick a date about a month out so that you'd have the excitement of pulling up the numbers to see if you won. He wouldn't sell them to me that way. Frustrated, I paid for my soda and left.
At home, I decided the thing to do was buy a series of 10 tickets and I'd keep the first few for the house, that way I could mail the last few in the series out and you all would get them before the drawing. I wrote out all my cards and addressed all my envelopes. I was READY.
I stopped at the store on the way to the post office and asked for one individual ticket for the next ten drawings.
I got one ticket, with one set of numbers, good for the next ten drawings. Just how was I supposed to mail ONE ticket to FIVE people? I told the clerk again, that I needed TEN tickets, that they were going to be sent to different people.
He messed with the machine a couple more times, but I keep getting ONE ticket with ONE set of numbers good for the next TEN drawings. Can you say GRRRR?
Oh, and he wanted me to pay for all of them ($30 so far)
Let's make that GRRRRRRR
Finally I said "Screw it" (only slightly less lady like) and asked for ten scratch off tickets.
THEY are good until you scratch them!
So, that is why you got two scratch off tickets instead of a powerball. I'm really sorry, but either the State of Iowa was conspiring against me OR the clerks don't know how to run the stupid machine. Your guess is as good as mine.
I was going to post something else with this, but as usual I blathered on too long, so I'll save the second half for another day.
You can enter the Matchy Match Contest. Should be lots of fun. Just email me a paragraph and a title. Easy peasy, right?