Are you a lottery (Lotto) player and if so, do you use random numbers, the same numbers each time or do you simply go for a scratch card and hope you have the winning one?
When we lived in the UK I belonged to our office syndicate, we had around 20 lines a week, we used the same numbers every week and our winning amounts over the years were so pathetic it was laughable. But what if you really did win, not the odd ten pounds or even a thousand pounds. What if you won millions of pounds, what would you do?
Doreen Wilkinson, cleaner from a council estate won eleven million pounds. As usual she was late for work, but needed to stop off at the corner shop to buy a packet of cigarettes, on impulse she bought a ticket. The numbers she used on her one and only lottery ticket were random and afterwards she could not even remember them. That ticket and those forgotten numbers set in motion changes to her life that no amount of imagination could prepare her for.
Several million. Several million. Eleven million, three hundred and fifty four thousand, two hundred and ten pounds and nineteen pence to be precise.
She had giggled at the nineteen pence. “Break the bleedin’ bank that will!”
The media had made the comment a headline, “19p to break the bleedin’ bank!” splashed all over the Sun and Daily Mirror accompanied by her smiling face and a fountain spray of champagne. She had thought it a waste shaking that great big bottle and letting it fizz everywhere, but the reporters had told her to do it.
You can read all about Doreen's spectacular win in Sometimes It Happens...
available in Kindle from Amazon
And please let me know if you are a lottery player or not, you never know, it just might happen!
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