Lottery Ticket Update

@patgalca (14265)
Orangeville, Ontario
December 15, 2016 4:37pm CST
Yup, it was a winner... but only $5. Another ticket for the next draw is $6. I didn't have a lick of cash on me so I bought $15 worth of scratch tickets for stocking stuffers along with getting another ticket for tomorrow's draw. Hopefully I had the magic touch when picking the scratch tickets. At the grocery store today I was told I already had $10 worth of Air Miles I could cash out on. I chose to leave it until the amount is bigger and makes a bigger impact on my bill.
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• United States
15 Dec 16
Winner is a winner :) Good luck on the scratcher tickets!
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@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby They'll be stocking stuffers for my family.
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• United States
17 Dec 16
@patgalca Ah yes :) It can be lucky ones!
@MarymargII (9406)
• Toronto, Ontario
16 Dec 16
Congrats! I'm not sure which one you bought but we usually buy one per week anyway!
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@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@Marymargll It depends on what day it is. The next draw was Lotto Max so that's what I bought... tonight's draw.
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• Toronto, Ontario
18 Dec 16
@patgalca We usually get 649 each week.
@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Dec 16
@MarymargII 649 is twice a week and Lotto Max once a week. My husband buys for all three.
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@Madshadi (8951)
• Brussels, Belgium
15 Dec 16
Congrats! Think how much effort you have to put here to earn that much
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@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@Madshadi It's not that big of a deal. The ticket cost $6 to buy. But it's nice to see a winner rather than not a winner, and better that it's cash and not a free ticket, even if I did put the money back into another ticket.
@Madshadi (8951)
• Brussels, Belgium
16 Dec 16
@patgalca I see. Do you play the same numbers every time?
@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@Madshadi No, always a quick pick.
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Dec 16
$5 seems hardly worth the effort but I guess it's better than nothing.
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@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@JudyEv Not really because it cost me $6 for the ticket. LOL
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@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Dec 16
@patgalca Oh dear. Somehow I missed that bit.
@fishtiger58 (30370)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Dec 16
5 bucks is 5 bucks, congrats.
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@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@fishtiger58 However the original ticket cost $6.
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@fishtiger58 (30370)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Dec 16
@patgalca Well at least you got most of it back.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
16 Dec 16
I've never bought a lottery ticket.
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@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@AmbiePam I started buying lottery tickets when I became of age, but not consistently. I think I went decades without buying a lottery ticket. I know the first thing my daughter did when she turned 18 was buy a lottery ticket.
• United States
15 Dec 16
I am so not into lottery tickets. When I break down and purchase a ticket and it is a winner, I win double what I spend which is usually $1.00!
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@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
15 Dec 16
Wishing you the best of luck on the lottery quest!!!!
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@KristenH (23335)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Dec 16
Nice! Some money is better than no money!
@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 16
@KristenH It's just nice to see "winning ticket" on the screen rather than "not a winning ticket".
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@KristenH (23335)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Dec 16
@patgalca I agree.
@marlina (71303)
• Canada
23 Dec 16
Better winning $5.00 than losing. I only won a "free ticket".
@patgalca (14265)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Dec 16
I won a free ticket on the one after that. LOL!