So, I went to the casino...

@BarBaraPrz (20503)
St. Catharines, Ontario
August 24, 2017 8:16am CST
Well, let's back up a bit. On the weekend, my friend and I went to the Waterdown ArtsFest, and one of the booths there was the OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming). They were giving away free scratch tickets and $10 vouchers for the casino in Flamborough. I believe every scratch ticket was a "winner", but you had to take it to a lottery retailer to exchange it for a $4 ticket, which we did. I didn't win on the "real" ticket but my friend won $20. Then on Tuesday, we decided to take advantage of the casino vouchers. Since we weren't "members" there, we got an extra $5 voucher for signing up. So we each had 15 free dollars to play with. And because it was "Toonie Tuesday" (first 200 got another free $2 voucher) we had quite a bit to play with. My friend "went for the gold" and kept playing until her vouchers ran out. She ended up only winning $1.70 I, on the other hand, played it safe and cashed out every time I won something and ended up winning a total of $10.20 Not nearly enoughj to make up the shortfall in my real estate fiasco, but better than nothing. There was also a free daily draw for $10,000 but I didn't win that. It would have gone a long way to solve said real estate fiasco, but c'est la vie...
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• United States
24 Aug 17
I wish you would win a lot of money Barbara.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
I wish we all would. Thanks.
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• United States
24 Aug 17
@BarBaraPrz Welcome..someone in Massachusettes is a lot happier today with that powerball win.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView Nice for them. I don't suppose it's anyone here.
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• United States
26 Aug 17
I am not a gambler and would do as you and cash in every time I won. I have done this with scratch off tickets that I have purchased and the clerk at the store finds it puzzling when I ask for the money instead of more tickets.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Aug 17
I usually get crossword or bingo scratch tickets, so even if I don't win anything at least I've played a game. My friend and her mother have taken to have the clerk check the ticket's win code without scratching the play area. Where's the fun in that?
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Aug 17
I usually get crossword or bingo scratch tickets, so even if I don't win anything at least I've played a game. My friend and her mother have taken to have the clerk check the ticket's win code without scratching the play area. Where's the fun in that?
• Pamplona, Spain
24 Aug 17
Its a nice amount of money to earn that is for sure but if you could have won much more that would have been even nicer for you.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
Yes, it would have been nice.
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• Pamplona, Spain
24 Aug 17
@BarBaraPrz Maybe you can get to go again and have much better luck the next time and your friend also.
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I'm not really much of a gambler, and only went because we had the free vouchers.
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• United States
25 Aug 17
Well, that sounds like fun. I have never been to a casino and don't really have an interest to go. It is aq rathewr long ride to get to one from where I am.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Aug 17
I've been twice before, to Fallsview in Niagara, but mostly for their dinner buffet.
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• United States
25 Aug 17
@BarBaraPrz Food is a sure thing, no gambling involved...lol
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Aug 17
@sumofalltears Not always... you could get food poisoning or an allergic reaction, not to mention choking on something. Aren't I the gloom gussy this morning?
@paigea (22452)
• Canada
4 Sep 17
I went to the casino for the first time in a couple of years. I am down about $25! So you did much better than I did!
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Sep 17
And I didn't even use my own money!
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@paigea (22452)
• Canada
5 Sep 17
@BarBaraPrz Much better that way!
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@sol_cee (16880)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
4 Sep 17
Still bigger than what I have in my myLot bank! ;)
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Sep 17
Mine, too!
@KrauseHome (35524)
• United States
4 Sep 17
Still it was Free $$, and you ended up coming out ahead a little, so that was good. And it sounds like it was a Fun time so that is what should matter the most.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Sep 17
That's true.
• Philippines
2 Sep 17
Don't get addicted or it will consumed you make you drown in debt. I have not bet on the lottery for two days now.
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 17
Wow! Two whole days?
@Corbin5 (112831)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Yes, that $10.20 is still a win!!! That daily draw would have come in handy for you! I would love to win that daily draw too!
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@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
I think we all would.
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@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 17
Oh wow! So does the casino like what we see on tv always? Have poker table, roulettes, spin game...
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Aug 17
I just was in the slots room. I don't know if there were the other stuff there. There is a horserace track, though.
@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 17
@BarBaraPrz aww.. I thought what we see on tv is what in real casino too.
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Aug 17
@Tracy04 Well, it may be, but I wasn't there long enough to nose around.
@m_audrey6788 (13662)
• Philippines
24 Aug 17
I only played on lottery but not expecting to win since I know that it is really for lucky players ..I still play but not always only when I feel like there will be a chance
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
I occasionally buy scratch tickets but not the draw ones... I'd forget to check those.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 17
4 Sep 17
i haven't been to a casino for about 22 years. long time.
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Sep 17
Did you enjoy it? Maybe not, since you haven't been in a long time. It's not really my thing, but we had the free play vouchers, so we tried our luck. I ended up with $10.20 that I didn't have before I went, so it was worth it to me.
@bunnybon7 (37163)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Aug 17
sounds like the wonderful time my late hubby and i used to have in Las Vegas. when i would say i didn't win he would say it doesn't matter as long as you had fun playing
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Aug 17
It was too noisy for me, but I had "free money" to play with, so it was profitable, at least.
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@kepweng (17599)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
25 Aug 17
i love to play in casino what games usually you played thier?
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Aug 17
It was one of the slots machines... I don't remember which one.
@quantum2020 (9758)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
24 Aug 17
The first and only time I went to a casino, I only drank some of the drinks that they offer for free, most of the people who went that day lost their money, but they all were happy
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Aug 17
Nobody offered us any drinks. We weren't there that long anyway.
@ilocosboy (35634)
• Philippines
24 Aug 17
Oh wow, I bet you really enjoyed there in casino. The next, you will win bigger if not the biggest.
@BarBaraPrz (20503)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Aug 17
I didn't particularly enjoy it. It was noisy. But I liked the free money.
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