Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mega Millions...lotto fever! Lady Luck stingy with moi!
Well, as fate would have it, Mega Millions slipped through the fingers of anxious ticket-holders once again!
Now, the jackpot has zoomed up to approximately $290 million, give-or-take a nickel or two.
So, folks are dashing out to Hawthorne (CA) to queue up at a local smoke shop where the owners tend to cough up millions to their regular customers on a weekly basis.
In last week's draw, when I scanned my own humble quick pick, I got all excited - jumped up-and-down - in fact.
After all, the lotto machine read:
But, once I stumbled on my specs - and haphazardly slipped 'em on my snoz - a wave of disappointment swept over me.
I won a lousy buck!
Gosh, Lady Luck was sure stingy with me, eh?
Did I at least savor my big windfall by treating myself to a scrumptious chocolate bar (a dollar doesn't go far these days, 'ya know) or a slice of nasty-tasting lukewarm pizza courtesy of 711?
I plugged the moolah right back into the quick-pick machine pronto!
And, guess what?
This morning, local TV anchors announced that - although the lotto rolled-over once again - a handful of lucky folks won at least $56,000.00 each.
I haven't scanned my ticket, yet.
Wish me luck, eh?