Just keep it, Illinois.

October 5, 2012


So the ride back to Seward wasn’t as eventful as the ride down to Illinois was, what with my not almost killing anyone. The day started out rainy and cloudy and we were all a little tired from the excitement of the day before, so to stay awake I bought an old standby that makes the miles seem to go by faster: a lottery scratch ticket with many spots to scratch off.

If you have time, check to make sure I didn't miss a spot. Thanks in advance.

Relax, I am not a chronic gambler – this is the only time I ever buy scratch tickets. I used to buy them to play while driving us to Lloyd’s parents. DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF. Every two miles I would scratch off another spot. THAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING. In between scratchings I would think about what I’d spend the winnings on. THINKING ABOUT STUFF IS ACTUALLY OK.

In this case, though, I was the passenger so that made it safe as houses. I think I only won back my money, but I’m not sending it down to Illinois to claim my winnings, because then I’m down the cost of a stamp.

Enjoy my money, Illinois.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Just keep it, Illinois.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I had some dim recollection of having a scratch-off book when I was a kid, so I went searching. Did you know you can make your own scratch-off stuff? That’s so cool.



    • Peggy Said on:

      Very cool indeed! I’m definately going to try this (hopefully)! Christmas gifts here I come. Now, to come up with some prizes.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    The only time I remember buying scratch off tickets is when they had an “I Love Lucy” version going on. I won small amounts & kept playing. She didn’t let me down. I was maybe $20. ahead at the end. But it was fun.


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