So this weekend I won $500....

@mommyboo (13198)
United States
February 10, 2009 3:21pm CST
No, I really did! I just wanted to share this with my friends here - I already shared it with my facebook peeps. I figured it was about time for something good since in the last few months all I had shared of consequence was lousy things and questions nobody can answer lol. I went to a luncheon - I belong to a moms club. I think there are groups everywhere, and it is designed to be a support network for moms who have chosen to be at home raising their kids. I don't want to sound mean in any way so I guess that was the best way to put it. Anyway, we hold this luncheon annually, and every group/chapter puts together a basket, some of them are themed, some of them are not. Lots of them contained money, some of them are very simple, others elaborate. I have not managed to take my daughter to Disneyland yet. Yes, I know that makes me a total putz and I have NO idea why I haven't except that fate always seemed to intervene. The basket I won included 4 Disney tickets - enough to take my family which is a big deal to me because although I had just wanted to take my daughter, I hate excluding anybody and buying 4 tickets is expensive. It also had the $500.... and a ton of gift cards, and it was all displayed in a big digital print sized frame, something you'd mat a huge wall portrait in. I'm still pinching myself to realize it's real, when I heard my name I thought I was going to cry lol. I bought $30 worth of raffle tickets but I only put 5 of those tickets into the basket I won. Luck? I don't know. But I'm happy I won it lol!
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
hi there mommyboo i like to say well done on winning that prizeyou must of been speechless have you ever won before or was this your first time? take care happy postings.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thank you! I actually won something last year too... I spent a little more on raffle tickets but still much less than the prize made up for. I think next year I will still buy my own tickets but I also plan to go in on some group tickets with some friends and we'll put them in the big ticket baskets and split if ANY of us win. I think they all decided that while we were chatting after I won the basket because they think my luck would rub off. LOL! This said, I am due for a block so next year I don't expect ANYTHING! The raffle money all goes for a great cause, which is generally why I buy $20+ worth of tickets every year. I'm not really a big gambler, so my motivation isn't really driven by the winning factor. That's why it's so shocking if I win.
@sNoOpPy (39)
• Pakistan
11 Feb 09
Excuse me, could you please breif me how you earned? Am working from many days in mylot but I haven't earned a single cent, please help me.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Earning here you mean? Basically it's a combination of being active, starting interesting discussions, sharing your thoughts and opinions with others in responses, and making friends. The more you contribute, the more you earn. I see you only have 20 posts counted so you may have to be more active than that. I've been here since... oh April or so of 2008. There are many people who have been here a couple YEARS and their post count numbers in the 10K plus lol.
@arnon29 (52)
• United Arab Emirates
11 Feb 09
congratulations! im happy for you. that's how our mind works though you dont notice it the one that you ask will happen. i believe in the power of mind. as what i've read in the secret ask, believe and recieve. so always think of the positive things and the things that you want to happen. don't block the energy by negative thoughts. and be grateful for anything and appreciate what you have because it will add more.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Definitely Sometimes I figure that's what's responsible for good things that happen, being happy anyway.
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Congratulations! You and your family must have been so happy to receive the gifts. I think the only prize i got from a raffle draw was a wall clock. I think i am not that lucky for raffles, hehehe!
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I only take part in raffles maybe once or twice a year. I actually think the odds are better if you aren't the sort of person who buys tickets for things all the time.
@shinkai03 (114)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Congratulations, that is a big cash you've won! I can't have a big money like that.. maybe you can give me some through PayPal..hehe just kidding..
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 Feb 09
LOL! I expected a lot more comments like that than I got actually. I give you props for asking lol.
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Wow.. you're such a lucky person.. Imagine you only just put 5 of those tickets.. that's amazing..
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I'm still befuddled by it but I'm happy all the same. It is always neat to win something or be blessed unexpectedly.
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
11 Feb 09
Congra, please let me shake your hand. Pass some of the good luck to me oh. Enjoy your trip to Disney.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I would definitely share it all around, nothing would make me happier than to have everybody win lol.
@fuxiaoyi (26)
• China
11 Feb 09
Congratulation~~~ I am a fresh in mylot.Very please to meet you here and hear your good news. May you win more!!Haha
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thanks very much, and welcome to Mylot! This place is very fun, step in and make yourself at home!
@piya84 (2591)
• India
11 Feb 09
Hey thats really great to hear.Have a blast with your kid.Enjoy yourself.And ya save some amount for difficult days if you could.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I'm going to try to put a bit aside if I can. It will be only MY second trip to Disney if you will so I will pretend I'm a kid again!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Hey mommyboo! I would say that was certainly lucky! You won Disney tickets, $500 and gift cards too! I'd definitely say that was beyond lucky! Well Congrats! I hope you enjoy all that good stuff! And I hope your family enjoys their trip to Disney, especially your daughter! I think that is so great! I'm really glad that you won! You deserve it! Nice going girlfriend!
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thanks Opal! I would love to bring you with lol!
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Wow, congratulations. Not everyone has the opportunity to win that much plus the goodies that goes with it. We may not say it is luck rather it was really meant for you. It only shows that no matter how bad we experience things in life something good and pleasing will just cover up this bad stuff. Enjoy the moment in Disney with your kids!!! Have fun!!!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thanks! I already feel pretty blessed, despite the average nonsense that invades everybody's lives, I have a LOT to be thankful for. I think this winning was a nudge to take a vacation, we have not really taken a family vacation. We had an alone vacation and trip to visit my extended family but those were taken about 4 years apart lol. Also we couldn't take ALL of the kids because of school.
• United States
10 Feb 09
Well that is great. My daughter has wanted to go to Disneyland ever since she saw the episode of Jon and Kate olus eight when they went. She talks about it all the time. I hope that we can go one day. Congratulations. Have a blessed day.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thank you! How old is your daughter?
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Congratulations. When do we leave ? I am happy you have the chance to take your child and a few others to Disneyland. When are you planning on going? Have fun and think of us here still MyLotting. I haven't won anything lately. I did win a few items when I was working and they would give prizes at the family and fun day activities.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Years ago I won a home security system, Brinks I think. Of course we had to pay for the monitoring service but to me that's like winning a cell phone with the stipulation that you had to buy a 2 year contract. What is the point of a home security system (or a cell phone for that matter) without service? LOL! It was peace of mind from intruders. I think we'll go in the spring - it's nice here in the spring, and we may be able to go on a weekday so it's not as crowded. We'd head down early so we could be there when the park opened, stay all day, then go home after it closes lol. I am still considering upgrading two of the tickets to annual passes, that way when friends who have passes go, then my daughter and I could go with them.
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Congratulations on your win mommyboo. I find that when we win things, its usually for a reason. Usually after a financial need or lousy stretch in our life, something good will happen. NIce to read a happy post for a change. Have fun in DIsneyland and dont forget me if you need someone to carry your suitcase!!....;)
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
LOL! Oh man! There are actually a couple people I'd like to bring with me but my family has first dibs lol. Also, none of these people live near here and it would involve airlines.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
10 Feb 09
WOW! That is wonderful news. Congrats to you!!!
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thank you!
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Feb 09
Congratulations and have a great time! :-)
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thanks Dawn! I'll update when we go... lol!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Wow, that is wonderful! I wish I would win something like that. I bet your daughter will be thrilled that she will get to go to Disneyland now.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I am so excited about this! SO excited!!
@muru1950 (964)
• India
10 Feb 09
Hi mommyboo Congratulations. Thanks to the moms club lunch on,You are now going to fulfill your dreams! Plan and prepare for your Disney trip now! Don't postpone it and say it is fate. You got your Disney tickets,$500,and many gift cards.You are lucky sorry your daughter is lucky. Best of luck.Enjoy your trip. Happy mylotting
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thank you! We'll prob go in the spring after it warms up but before it gets hot and busy with tourists lol!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
10 Feb 09
Congratulations - I can understand your excitement and pleasure so that you all can go to Disneyland. This is so great for our family to share.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
This is perfect timing actually because she is old enough to enjoy everything about it now - and she still travels well!
• Janesville, Wisconsin
10 Feb 09
Wow! Congratulations! If I were you I would go to the bank, and see how I could invest that money to make it grow over time, and make good use of those gift cards, and have fun on the trip!.... I do not think reality every set in on me years ago. I had 36,000$ after taxes... My parents took me to the lotto place etc, I had the winning ticket from Lions Quick Mart it was a quick pick....And well. I signed all the money over to my parents.. in the amount of three checks to pay off their new edition... I had a joint account with dad. I was 19 years old just graduated highschool... And I regret not keep at least 1000$ of it an investing it somehow to make it grow... I maybe at this point in time would not be facing losing everything do to poor choices mad by my family... But thats okay, in the end I can honestly state. I am the psychic who has won the lottery! .. But it goes to show you that even psychics are human ... Congratualations again I am happy for you! :) Now, do a little I got money dance :d... And take care :). Oh and I kept 200$ of that for myself it went to my pet supplies, and some holy books. Take care, - DNatureofDTrain :)
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
14 Feb 09
LOL! I can save some of it - I have an ING except that I'm sure the interest rate declined due to the economic meltdown as of late. The trip is going to be fun when we make it - but it's going to have to wait until it's nice again. We got snow AGAIN and it was 34 degrees last night, not what is ordinarily expected in California, even in Feb. I'll tell you this much, if I were 19 and won a lottery, you'd better believe that would be going away for ME to save for a downpayment on a home, school, or something else, as well as some of it going toward current living expenses. I would not likely sign away money to my parents UNLESS I were a minor and I had to because I was still living with them and they wouldn't release the money to me unless I did that. I was 18 when I purchased my first car and I refused to allow my dad to co-sign on it, knowing if he did that even if every cent was paid by ME, he would still have the clout to try and take it away from me whenever I rubbed him the wrong way. He was pretty ticked when I refused to allow him to co-sign, but I wasn't sorry then and I'm still not sorry now. I was an adult and it was my responsibility and I didn't want a breath of a chance of anybody trying to take away from me something that was mine. I already am dismally aware that if I had put away $20 every week since the time I was 18 (I'm 34 now) that I would have more than a couple thousand dollars socked away.... a good chunk of retirement. I just don't remember every single week!