The Second Streak
Began on Thursday, September 16th. I purchased four Mystery Money
($1) tickets. Ashley scratched two and won $2 on one, I scratched the other
two and won a Free Ticket on one.
Later that day at Publix, I took both tickets and exchanged
them for three Monopoly ($1) cards. Ashley got nothing on her two, but I won
$10 on my one.
Yesterday, Friday the 17th, I took my winning ticket to a Shell
outside of Perry, FL on my way back to Tampa, traded it in for five more Monopoly
($1) tickets and a Mountain Dew to stay awake on the road. I won another $10
on one ticket and nothing on the other four.
Later down Highway 19 I stopped at a Circle K where I got a
new ticket Monthly Grand ($2) and two Monopoly ($1) tickets. I won $1 on one
Monopoly and a Free Ticket on another and won a Free Ticket on the new Monthly
At the 7-11 in Land O' Lakes off of 54, I traded my tickets
in and won nothing on four Monopoly ($1) tickets.
Feeling cheated (maybe it was becuase the cashier charged me
an extra dollar for my Slurpee), I went to a friendlier 7-11 a few miles away
and bought a Monopoly ($5) with some of the money I had from the previous winning
tickets. On that ticket, I won $15.
Yet at another 7-11 (why are they everywhere in Tampa and no
where in Tallahassee?), I exchanged the winning ticket for $10 cash back and
another Monopoly ($5) where I won another $5.
That winning ticket got me five more Monopoly ($1) tickets at
a Shell station on which I won three out of them. $2 on two tickets and a Free
Ticket on another. I got a Monopoly ($5) from those tickets and won nothing.
At another Shell station up the road I bought five more Monopoly
($1) tickets (it was that kind of day) on which I only got a Free Ticket on
That Free Ticket (taken to a fourth 7-11) and four more of the
dollars I previously won went to getting a Tail Gator ($1) and two $10,000 Club
($2) scratch-offs. I won $5 on one of the $10,000 Clubs and a Free Ticket on
the Tail Gator. The Free Ticket went to a Sand Dollar Doubler ($1) which gave
no winning results and the machine at this 7-11 read my winning $5 ticket as
a free $1 ticket. So I decided not to let my $4 go by cashing it and I still
have the ticket which means the streak continues...
...and the streak ended on Sunday, September 19 (Talk Like a
Pirate Day) around 11:45 in the morning on my way back up to Tallahassee. I
used the winning $5 $10,000 Club ticket and an extra dollar to get 3 Money Bags
which produced no winners.
I could only imagine having luck like this. Scratch and win tickets have always
been a favorite of mine but I just can’t seem to get on winning streaks
such as this. If I could, boy, I don’t think I would put them down!