Despite the fact that I’ve only won money once ($40 on my first ever lotto ticket) I’m convinced every time I see those jackpot signs that I’m destined to win the lottery and of course I waste my dwindling money on buying a ticket.
Reasons why I believe I’ll win the lottery:
1. I should be rich!
2. I don’t want to work as a teacher in Norseman forever (Who does...?)
3. I’m lazy and want to hire people to do stuff for me
In the lead up to the lottery draw I allow myself to fantasize wildly about winning the money…ALL THE MONEY! I could do anything then – I’d give money to friends and family, I could quit my job and enjoy doing fun things and I could buy stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.
Of course, then I start to think about what if I don’t win all the money. I usually find myself thinking that I could probably handle winning a million at least…but any less then that and what’s the point? Sure, I could buy stuff but I’d still have to work :P
When the lottery night comes around I rarely watch it…mostly because I enter the lottery so rarely that I don’t actually know what time the draw is on or even what channels shows it. Usually I’ll have forgotten that I even have a ticket until I’m wandering past the newsagent and remember that I took a ticket in that HUGE MEGA JACKPOT.
I go inside…excited that soon I will be a multi-millionaire. I even practise my excited ‘Oh, I’ve won! Yay!’ expression. So I go up to the counter…scan my ticket and…of course I haven’t won.
I never win. You’d think by now I might have realised that it just isn’t going to happen for me…but hope springs eternal. Hey, isn’t there a mega jackpot on this weekend too…?